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A final year student of Khalifa International Model Schools in Sokoto State, Fatima Suleiman, has been hit by a reckless driver in the state.
The Managing Director of Khalifa College of Advanced Studies Sokoto, Emmanuel James, who confirmed the incident on Friday, said the accident occurred last Friday outside the school premises.
James disclosed that Suleiman was waiting for her parent to pick her home after writing her last paper when the incident occurred.
“The incident happened on the day the victim finished writing her final NECO examination paper when the driver of a reckless vehicle mistakenly hit her leg which resulted in amputation,” he said.
He further refuted claims that the accident occurred when the students were jubilating after the completion of their NECO exams in Sokoto.
He, however, debunked rumour that the driver is a student of the school, adding: “The driver is not a student of the school but a user of the road along the school.”
“Upon the occurrence of the incident, the victim was admitted at the Usman Danfodoyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, and eventually resulted in the amputation of her leg and later discharged while the driver was arrested by police.”
James stated that the school authority has written to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Sokoto State Ministry of Environment to seek their approvals to construct speed limit bumps and Zebra crossing signs along the Bafarawa bridge road.
The MD, who noted that students’ jubilation after examinations was a nationwide phenomenon, urged parents and guardians and education stakeholders to always monitor their wards and counsel them on the need and how to celebrate after the completion of their examinations.
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