Following an auto crash that killed not fewer than 19 people on Thursday February 3, 2021 in Fune village, Fune Local Government Area of Yobe State, the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala-Buni, has ordered full enforcement of road traffic laws in the state to curb the menace of road accidents in the state.
The order is contained in a statement signed by Buni’s media aide, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed in Damaturu this morning, Friday February 4.
”It is sad and most unfortunate losing people to road accidents. We must enforce the laws to curb these avoidable accidents,” he added.
Buni condoled with the families of victims of the accident and prayed Allah to grant them eternal rest and to the families the fortitude to bear the loss.
According to ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, spokesman for the Yobe State Police Command, who disclosed crash to newsmen, the accident occurred at about 11am on Thursday when two overloaded Golf cars had a head-on collision.
He said: “The driver of one of the cars with registration number KHE 454 XA deliberately left his lane and diverted to the opposite lane to dodge a traffic holdup on his lane. Shortly after he made the turn, he collided with the other car with registration number BKD 47 SB coming from the opposite direction.
Abdulkarim disclosed that all the 19 passengers, including the drivers of the two cars, were confirmed dead, after the incident.
The spokesman said the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the Damagum General Hospital, while the police were still trying to identify their relatives. He urged motorists, especially those plying the Potiskum-Damaturu highway, to avoid over speeding, which had claimed many lives on the road in recent times.