Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, on Monday, condoled with the families of 10 persons who died in a recent car accident in the Fika Local Government Area in Yobe state.
Buni expressed his condolences in a statement by his Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, in Damaturu.
Gov. Buni, however, described the accident as tragic and unfortunate.
Recall that the Police Command in Yobe State had earlier confirmed the accident which occurred in Bulakos in the late hours of Saturday, July 2.
According to the Command’s Spokesman, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, “10 persons were confirmed dead and seven others injured in an accident involving a Hummer bus and a Sharon bus.”
The crash was said to have happened around 10.22 pm on Saturday near Gashaka along the Potiskum-Gombe Road.
He urged motorists to observe traffic laws, and avoid excessive speeding and overloading.
“Motorists on night journeys and in the rains must drive with extra care for their personal safety, the safety of other road users and passengers,” he said.
Buni prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased and the quick recovery of other passengers who sustained injuries in the accident.
“I pray Allah to grant their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” the governor added.