Tragedy as 6 Family Members Die in Gombe Fatal Road Accident

Tragedy as 6 Family Members Die in Gombe Fatal Road Accident

  • A community in Gombe state has been thrown into mourning following the death of six family members
  • The six victims lost their lives in a tragic road accident along Azare-Gombe Road on Sunday, April 14
  • Governor Muhammadu Yahaya said the loss of family members in such a tragic manner was quite devastating journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Gombe state - A fatal accident has claimed the lives of six family members of the Maidalan Gombe, Ahmad Shehu.

The tragic incident occurred along Azare- Gombe Road on Sunday, April 14.

6 family members die in Gombe fatal road accident
Governor Yahaya mourns the death of 6 family members in road accident Photo credit:@governor_gombe
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This is contained in a condolence message issued in a statement by Governor Muhammadu Yahaya’s, director-general of Press Affairs Ismaila Misilli, The Punch reports.

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Gombe governor mourns death of 6 family members

He said the entire Gombe community was deeply affected by the sad event, noting that the loss of family members in such a tragic manner is quite devastating.

As reported by the Nigerian Tribune, the governor attended the funeral prayers alongside the Emir of Gombe, Abubakar Shehu-Abubakar III and hundreds of other sympathisers.

“The loss of six family members in such a tragic road accident is not only a profound loss to your family but it also deeply affects the entire Gombe people.
“Words cannot adequately express the sorrow felt for the immense grief you and your loved ones are experiencing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you pass through this heartbreaking time.”

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The victims, all members of a single family, were en route to celebrate the New Year. According to eyewitnesses, the family's father, driving the Sienna car with his wife and children, collided with a stationary truck transporting rods.

The impact resulted in a devastating scene, as the rods pierced the bodies of the occupants, leading to the immediate and unfortunate demise of all eight individuals. The incident cast a pall of sorrow over the local community.


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