Yobe sports commissioner dies in lone auto crash 


The Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Yobe State, Goni Bukar Lawan, has died in a lone auto crash.  

Lawan, a former member of the House of Representatives, died in his vehicle on Tuesday night on his way to Kano State. 

Sharing knowledge of the incident with newsmen, the FRSC Sector Commander in Bauchi State, Yusuf Abdullahi, said the incident happened at about 6.15 pm, attributing it to over speeding.  

Abdullahi’s word, “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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