Ganduje, NANS mourn students’ death in road crash

Ganduje, NANS mourn students’ death in road crash


The governor of Kano State, Mr. Abdullahi Ganduje has condoled with the families of the five students who lost their lives in a road crash at Lambun Garba, near Bichi en route Katsina, around 10am on Thursday.

The students, from Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education Kano, were said to be on their way to Katsina to attend the inauguration of National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), Zone A, when their bus had an accident where 13 others sustained injuries, according to multiple reports

Ganduje in a tribute expressed shock over the incident and prayed for Allah’s blessing and forgiveness to the reposed souls and prayed for quick recovery of other 13 students who were admitted to hospital for medical attention.

“We were shocked over the death of our children, the 5 students who died in auto crash on their way to Katsina State for zonal students’ meeting. The information was 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. While the first four came from Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, the last person came from Federal College of Education, Kano,” he stated.

According to the him, “is a tragedy for the state and the nation in general. They were young, dedicated and responsible youth who chose to pursue education in order to move the society forward”.

“They left us when we needed them. But our Creator, their Creator, Almighty Allah needed them the most. May He forgive all their shortcomings and reward their good deeds.

“I am therefore, on behalf of the government and people of Kano state, condoling members of their families, their friends, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Federal College of Education, Kano, students leaders and all other students over this tragedy”, he said.

In the meantime, the National leadership of NANS has declared a national Day of mourning in honour of the victims of the tragedy.

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