A 19- year old female student of the Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu, Yobe State, Hussaina Baffa Bello met her untimely death on Saturday as Mine-Resistance-Vehicle belonging to the Nigerian Army crushed her while in a tricycle.
The incident according eyewitnesses’ occurred at Gwange Junction area of Damaturu metropolis with other passengers including the tricycle operator on board serious injured.
The eyewitnesses claimed that, the crushed tricycle was on green traffic light, while the military vehicle was on red light but the driver decided to violet the traffic light.
The sad development has since set social media platforms ablaze with residents of the metropolis describing the incident as unfortunate and called for proper investigation to avert future occurrence.
Gistfans captured some of the reactions and comments made by some these residents as follows:
In a facebook post, Memba Abdullahi posted, “These heavy and archaic military vehicles with outdated break systems should ordinarily not be allowed to drive through the city centre.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”.
While 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 via his Facebook.
“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 via his Facebook page.
Lima Goje also reacted, saying, “so sad. Government should immediately investigate the matter.
Similarly, Mohammed Ibn Abdullahi via his Facebook account, posted