Military truck crushes female student, two others in Damaturu

A military gun truck on Sunday crushed a tricycle popularly called Keke NAPEP in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, killing two passengers including a female student of the Federal Polytechnic Damaturu.

Findings revealed that the accident occurred at a junction along Gashua Road where the military vehicle collided with the tricycle.

The accident drew reactions from residents and civil society organisations in the state.

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Executive Director of CSOs in the state Abubakar Baba Shehu said the position of the CSOs will be made public after investigation.

The state government and the military have  vivited the family of the deceased to condole with them.

In a statement, the Director General, Press Affairs to Governor Mai Mala Buni, Abdullahi Bego said that the Brigade Commander 27 Task Force Brigade of Nigeria Army and the Commanding Officer 233 Tank Battalion with officials of the state government have visited the family of the deceased.

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The statement also said that Governor Buni has directed the acting Secretary to the State Government to liaise with the military and commence a full investigation into the matter.

Governor Buni also directed that free medical access be given those wounded and receiving treatment at the hospital.

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