A 19- yr outdated feminine student of the Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu, Yobe State, Hussaina Baffa Bello met her premature demise on Saturday as Mine-Resistance-Vehicle belonging to the Nigerian Military crushed her whereas in a tricycle.
The incident in accordance eyewitnesses’ occurred at Gwange Junction space of Damaturu metropolis with different passengers together with the tricycle operator on board critical injured.
The eyewitnesses claimed that, the crushed tricycle was on inexperienced visitors mild, whereas the military vehicle was on crimson mild however the driver determined to violet the visitors mild.
The unhappy improvement has since set social media platforms ablaze with residents of the metropolis describing the incident as unlucky and referred to as for correct investigation to avert future incidence.
DAILY POST captured a number of the reactions and feedback made by some these residents as follows:
In a fb submit, Memba Abdullahi posted, “These heavy and archaic military automobiles with outdated break techniques ought to ordinarily not be allowed to drive by way of the town centre.
“They should drive in the outskirts or the bye-passes if they must be in use in this age and time. And to make matters worse, they drive them recklessly, or supposedly as a show of force. But for any observation it has always been a disaster waiting to happen. I hope the needful is done, otherwise a repeat occur. May God grant the family of the deceased the strength to bear the lose and forgive the soul of the deceased”.
Whereas Mustapha Musa posted as saying, “Not more than two month now, a military Hilux hit a man riding a bicycle at Gwange Junction in Damaturu; a man with a wife and kids. They are use to this act even on traffic”.
“The most disturbing part of the story was that, the military vehicle was stopped by the traffic light, but ignored it.”, Mohammed Alkali posted through his Fb.
“This should not be swept under the carpet. Had it been it was the South West, because of their open protests, FG would have quickly sent a delegation. Justice must be served for this”, Hassan Bulama reacted through his Fb web page.
Lima Goje additionally reacted, saying, “so unhappy. Authorities ought to instantly examine the matter.
Equally, Mohammed Ibn Abdullahi through his Fb account, posted
“I feel so shocked to receive the news of an accident that occurred between Nigerian Army vehicle & a tricycle loaded with passengers in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, which lead to the dead of a young lady & left the other passengers seriously injured. Such type of incidence is not happening for the first time & is attributed to reckless driving and violation of traffic rules by the soldiers. I, therefore, call on the security agencies to stop the soldiers from such type of driving in the town, investigate the incident & compensate the victims accordingly”.
In the meantime, Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has reacted to the useless of Miss Hussaina in a condolence message launched on Sunday by his Director-Basic for Press Affair, Abdullahi Bego.
Within the condolence message, Bego stated, Governor Buni has been briefed about an incident in Damaturu yesterday through which a KEKE NAPEP rider with passengers was crushed by a military vehicle in an accident which claimed the lives of two individuals.
“Already, the Brigade Commander 27 Task Force Brigade, the Commanding Officer 233 Tank Battalion and officials of the State Government have visited and commiserated with the families of the victims. ”
“His Excellency has learnt that one of many victims, Hussaina Baffa Bello was a pre-ND student of the Federal polytechnic Damaturu whereas the opposite fatality was a toddler.
“Governor Buni’s ideas, sympathies and prayers are with the households of those that misplaced their lives and with the victims who sustained accidents.
“The governor prays Almighty Allah (SWT) to grant repose to the souls of those who died, fast recovery to those who sustained injuries and fortitude to bear the loss for families of the victims”, he stated.
In accordance with the DG for Press Affairs, Governor Buni has directed the workplace of the Performing Secretary to the State Authorities to liaise with the military to be able to have a full investigation and verify how the accident occurred and the way such may very well be averted sooner or later.
He added that, the governor has additionally directed the State Ministry of Well being and the Hospitals Administration Board to make sure that those that sustained accidents are given entry to free medical care.