Ganduje mourns 5 students involved in auto crash

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has commisirated with the families of five students who died as a result of an auto crash along Kano- Katsina roads on Wednesday.

Thirteen other students are currently on admission in the hospital.

This is contained in a statement by Mr Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, a copy of which was made available to PUNCH in Kano on Friday.

“We were shocked over the death of our children, the five students who died in an auto crash on their way to Katsina state for a Zonal students meeting.The news of the incident was sad and tormenting.

“We learned that the incident happened in 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,” the statement said.

Ganduje, who prayed to God to forgive their shortcomings, also prayed for the quick recovery of other 13 students who sustained various injuries.

“What happened 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.”

“Therefore, on behalf of the government and people of Kano state, I wish to condole 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.”

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