A treasury staff at the Bauchi State Treasury Board attached to the office of the Head of Civil Service, Yakubu Sakwa, and his two sons have been killed in a lone auto crash.
The Punch learnt that they were killed in the crash that occurred on Saturday along the Azare-Sakwa road in Zaki Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
A source in Azare, who spoke to Punch on the telephone on the condition of anonymity, said that Sakwa and his two children died on the spot following the crash, which occurred in the afternoon.
He said that the deceased was driving with two of his children to his village, Sakwa, for a family engagement when the tyre of their car burst and the driver lost control, veered off the road and rammed into a big tree beside the road.
According to the source, the car was almost torn into two equal halves following the impact of the crash.
He said that the driver must have been on a high speed when the crash occurred considering the nature and impact of the crash.
The dead bodies, according to him, were buried on Saturday in line with Islamic injunction after a funeral prayer was held at Sakwa.
Those who attended the funeral prayer were the representative of the Bauchi State Head of Civil Service, two permanent secretaries, and three directors from the treasury office.