Bauchi State University student, two others die in accident

Three people including a 200 level Public Administration student of Bauchi State University, Gadau (BASUG) Bauchi campus, Ibrahim Mohammed Karamba have reportedly died in an accident.

The report has it that the accident occurred on Tuesday few kilometers from the Yuli Campus of the University located about 10 Kilometers from Bauchi metropolis on Bauchi-Maiduguri highway when an 18 seater bus knocked them down while they are riding on a Motorcycle.

It was gathered that they had a head-on collision with the oncoming 18 seater Bus which was said to be heading to Yobe State from Abuja.

The Dean, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Dr Mahmoud Ibrahim who visited the scene after the accident disclosed that it occurred at Tirwun Kajitu village located about four kilometers from the Bauchi campus of the University.

“I was sitting in the office when some students leaders, security and some other staff came and informed me that, there was an accident involving our students. We quickly rushed to the place and evacuated them to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi where they were certified dead,” he said.

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He, however, disclosed that they later discovered that, only one of the three people involved in the accident was their student while the other two only gave the student a ride on their Motorcycle on their way into the town.

Dr Mahmoud Ibrahim added that the deceased was later taken to his hometown, Misau and buried according to Islamic rites, after a funeral prayer at the Misau Central Mosque.

The Dean said that a delegation from the Bauchi Campus of the University and another one from the Misau Campus led by the Dean,  Faculty of Law participated in the burial rites and consoled the family of the deceased student.

Umaru Haske, an eyewitness said that the Bus driver was trying to avoid another Motorcycle rider when he rammed into them, dragged their Motorcycle and a Wagon attached to a parked Tractor and later hit a wall.

He said that all the Bus passengers were later evacuated and none of them was seriously injured as they only had bruises.

“Some of them are students and the vehicle was coming from Abuja heading to Yobe State. We were almost through with the evacuation when the vehicle suddenly caught fire and was burnt down,” he said.

Bauchi State Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) spokesperson, Rilwanu Suleiman confirmed the accident to our reporter saying that, the corpses were evacuated and taken to the ATBU Teaching Hospital by their men after the accident.


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