Eyewitnesses claimed that the incident occurred as a result of a violation of traffic light either by the truck or the tricycle.
However, acting Commander of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General Ibrahim Ali, commiserated with the families of the victims.
“The unfortunate accident is highly regrettable, especially that precious lives were lost – a toddler and a female student of the Federal Polytechnic Damaturu lost their lives.
“The sector wishes to use this medium to express our deepest sympathy in this trying time to the families of the deceased and also to wish other victims who are still recuperating in the hospital speedy recovery,” the statement said.
According to it, a delegation from the sector has since paid a condolence visit to the deceased families and those who sustained injuries.