Mohammed Salisu in Sokoto
Eleven persons from Takakume town, Goronyo Local Government, Sokoto State, on Monday lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident.
The accident which occurred at Kwanar Kawadata, just outside Goronyo town, involved a vehicle conveying persons, mostly women, from Takakume to Lafiya, Nasarawa State.
The driver was said to have lost control of the ill-fated vehicle, while negotiating a sharp bend and skidded off the road.
Ten of the deceased, seven women and three men, were from Takakume village, while the driver was from Nassarawa State.
The Sole Administrator of Goronyo Local Government, Hon. Zakari Muhammad Shinaka and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Ibrahim Adamu, were among the people that attended the funeral at Takakume cemetery.
The duo condoled with the people of the town and families of the deceased persons.
Shinaka prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased and urged their families to consider the accident as ordained by the Almighty Allah.
He also prayed Allah to give the families and relations of the doe9ased the formidable fortitude to bear the irreparable losses .
The Sole Administrator further appealed to motorists to always drive carefully and avoid over speeding while carrying passengers, especially during the Ember months.