- Government Girls’ Science Secondary School (GGSSS), Gombe was thrown into mourning over the passing of one of their own
- Rahab Hassan, sustained injuries after she was hit by a commercial driver while awaiting the arrival of Governor Inuwa Yahaya
- The 16-year-old from Tula-Baule in Kaltungo LGA passed away at the Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH)
Kumo, Gombe state - Rahab Hassan, a Senior Secondary I student was killed by a commercial driver identified as Abubakar Umar in Kumo town of Akko local government area of Gombe state.
Daily Trust reports that the young girl was knocked down while on the line up along the ever-busy Gombe-Yola highway while waiting to welcome Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.
The Gombe state governor was billed to visit the town to witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding with a foreign university.
The unfortunate incident took place on Wednesday, March 2 when the driver who was coming from Gombe and heading towards Jalingo in Taraba State, knocked down Rahab.
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It was gathered that students of Government Girls’ Science Secondary School (GGSSS), a boarding school in Kumo, lined up on the highway to welcome the governor following a directive by the school authority.
The 16-year-old who sustained injuries and died few hours later at the Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH), Gombe.
Saratu Joda, the principal of the school confirming said the incident occurred around 12:30 pm before the arrival of the governor.
Gombe governor condoles with family
In another report by The Punch, Governor Yahaya commiserated with the parents of Rahab.
While sympathising with the bereaved family, Yahaya said he received the unfortunate death of the student with great shock and sadness.
The governor who was represented by Ibrahim Njodi, the secretary to the Gombe state government, described the death of Rahab as a big loss not only to her immediate family but the state at large.
Timothy Adegoke: Pathologist finally reveals cause of OAU student's death
Meanwhile, consultant pathologist from Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Dr Waheed Akanni Oluogun, says the autopsy carried out on the late Timothy Adegoke’s decomposing remains, reveals that he died of severe haemorrhage, secondary to severe traumatic injury.
Dr Oluogu said this when he appeared before an Osun state high court in Osogbo. Adegoke, a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), was allegedly murdered at Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Ile-Ife, where he lodged.
The owner of the hotel, Dr Rahman Adedoyin and six of his workers are standing trial before the court in connection with the alleged murder of Adegoke.