Gov Ganduje mourns as 5 Kano students die in ghastly accident


Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje

Gov Ganduje mourns as 5 Kano students die in ghastly accident

Kano State Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje  has mourned five students from the state who died in a ghastly auto accident on Kano-Katsina road.

Mr Abba Anwar, the governor’s spokesman in a statement on Thursday, in Kano, said that Gov Ganduje expressed shock over the incident which he described as a national tragedy and condoled the families of the deceased.

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The statement reads, “We are shocked over the death of our children, the five  students who died in an auto crash on their way to Katsina state for zonal students’ meeting.

“The information is sad and tormenting, we learnt that they died around Bichi local government area. They are Abubakar Sulaiman, Tahir A. Dalhatu, Maryam Abdullahi, A’isha Wada-Abdulsalam and Usman Abubakar-Abubakar.

“The first four were from Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, while the fifth person was from the Federal College of Education, Kano,” he said.

“This is a tragedy for the state and the nation in general.

“They are young, dedicated and responsible youth who chose to pursue education in order to move the society forward.

“They left us when we needed them most, but our creator, their creator, the Almighty Allah needed them the most.”

The statement further said that the prayed for the repose of their souls and to grant the 13 others who were injured a quick recovery.

“Ganduje condoled with their families, the Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, the Federal College of Education, Kano, and all students, over the tragic incident,” the statement added.

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