From Tom Garba,Yola
The Nigerian military has solidified its relationship with the civilian populace in Adamawa State as authorities of the 23 Armour Brigade Headquarters Yola, condoled with the families of five people killed in a head-collusion between a military truck and a Toyota pickup at Ngulore Bridge on Sallah day.
Brigade Commander of the 23 Armour Brigade Yola. Col. Aba Popoola, visited the families of the victims at Ngulore in Yola South Local Government area of the state where he donated an unspecified amount to the families of the deceased.
Popoola, who was represented by Col. Ahmed Sabo, said the military authority in the state was sad over the ugly development and therefore sympathised with the victims families in their dark period.
He said: “The military authority under the current administration is committed to protecting the civilian populace in line with its constitutional responsibility. We heard of the accident and we felt bad since human lives were involved and we decided to identify with the family of the deceased in their trial period.”
He explained that the members of the military would one day return back to the civil society where they belonged initially, stressing that the “era of soldiers harassing civilian is over.
The District head of Wuro Yanka, Alhaji Abubakar Baba Lawan, commended the military authority in the state for showing concerned over the plight of the deceased.
He said that the military institution in state has built trust in the mind of civilian populace in the locality.
“We never believed that the military authority will visit us to sympathise. We thanked them for their coming to identify with us in the day of trouble,” he said
Representatives of the five deceased families thanked the military authority in the state for assisting the deceased families with cash.