Damaturu - Eight staff of Yobe College of Education, Gashua,
died on Saturday in a motor accident along Bayamari-Dapchi federal highway.
NAN gathered that the eight non-academic staff, including
the driver, were travelling from Gashua to Damaturu in the college bus to
attend a promotion examination.
The survivors of the accident said the vehicle had a burst
tyre, which forced it to somersault several times, thereby killing eight people
while five others sustained injuries.
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The provost of the college, Alhaji Muhammad Gishiwari, who
confirmed the accident, said it was a huge loss to the college.
Meanwhile, Gov. Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe, has described
the death of the staff as a great loss to the state, their families and the
Gaidam prayed for the repose of the departed souls and a
quick recovery for the injured people.
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