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Just in: Yobe Commissioner dies in lone road accident

the fatal crash occurred at Dagauda Village along Dambam-Potiskum in Dambam local government area of the state.

Mr Goni Bukar Lawan, Yobe Commissioner for Youth and Sports, has lost his life in a lone accident.

Lawan, a former member of the House of Representatives, was said to have died in the lone accident on Tuesday evening while driving his official vehicle, a Lexus Jeep, on his way to Kano State.

The Federal Road Safety Corps Sector Commander in Bauchi State, Mr Yusuf Abdullahi, confirmed the incident on Wednesday.

He said the accident occurred about 6.15 pm on Tuesday.

According to him, the fatal crash occurred at Dagauda Village along Dambam-Potiskum in Dambam local government area of the state.

Abdullahi said:“The lone fatal crash happened on Tuesday at about 6.15 pm and immediately we were informed, our men rushed to the scene within 12 minutes for a rescue operation.

“The incident happened along Dambam – Potiskum road, adjacent to A.Y. Dagauda Fueling Station at Dagauda Village, along Kum in Dambam local government area of Bauchi state.

“It involved a government vehicle, a Lexus Jeep – GX 470 – with registration number: 11A01YB.

“The vehicle was driven by Hon. Goni Bukar Lawn and he was with one other male adult when the crash happened. The other person sustained some injuries.

“The crash was caused by a speed violation which led to a loss of control.”

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