– As 13 others admitted in hospital
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state commisirates with the families of five students who were involved in auto crash and passed away, leaving behind thirteen others admitted in hospital.
This is contained in a statement signed and issued to a newsmen by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State.
“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 learned 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.
He prayed for Allah’s Blessing and Forgiveness to the reposed souls and prayed for quick recovery of other 13 students who were admitted in hospital.
What happened, according to the governor, “…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.”
Emphasising that, “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 commisirated.