13th July, 2022
By Nabilu Balarabe
Governor Mai Mala Buni on Wednesday condoled with the families of seven persons who died in a car accident in Buni Yadi Local Government Area of the state.
Buni offered his condolences in a statement issued by his Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, in Damaturu.
DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, the command’s spokesman said that the accident involved a golf car, that somersaulted, killing the driver and seven passengers.
Four passersby were also injured in the accident.
The governor said he was deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident.
He, however, cautioned motorists against flouting road traffic rules, saying the increase in road accidents in the state must be checked to save lives.
“Some of these accidents are avoidable if traffic laws are observed and vehicles plying the roads are adequately maintained to be road worthy.
“Motorists must always take precautionary measures and pay attention to road signs to ensure free flow of traffic without obstructing other road users,” Buni said.
Thereafter, Buni directed the state road traffic agency (YOROTA) to ensure adequate enforcement of traffic laws on all roads across the state.
“It has become necessary for the agency to ensure that traffic laws are observed and respected to curb the spate of accidents, and save lives wasted on the roads,” he said.
Buni prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the deceased and grant their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Meanwhile, the governor directed the state’s Specialist Hospital to provide free medical services to the four injured persons.
The state Emergency Management Agency are to support the families of the deceased and those injured.