As painfull as this sounds, it has been reported that the that even as the spirit of celebration fills everywhere, some families have been denied the joy of the festivity.
Ahmed Usman, the spokesperson, Gombe State Police has confirmed the death of eleven children who were reportedly killed by a bus driver who has lost control of his vehicle while on the road.
According to reports the incident occurred as a result of brake failure on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
It was reported that the accident had occurred at the Malam Sidi village of Gombe State.
Meanwhile, it was also revealed that seventeen other were victims of the terrible occurrence but were only injured.
However, reports also have it that most of the children who were involved in the accident are between the age of 11 and 15 years.