Seventeen Kano State youths were killed in a fatal car accident on the Zaria-Kano highway.
According to reports, the accident happened on Saturday evening, June 5, as they were driving back to Kano from a friend’s wedding in Zaria, Kaduna state.
When the fatal accident occurred, the victims were riding in a Kano Line bus and a RAV 4 car. Some of them are said to be brothers and sisters.
Sadiq Abdullahi, a friend of one of the deceased, Umar Abba-Sheriff, who confirmed the incident, stated that Sheriff died on the spot, along with 11 other victims, while the remaining six died in a hospital.
According to Abdullahi, eight of them were from the Sani Mainagge area of the state’s Gwale Local Government Area.
Around 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 6, the remains of seven of the victims were laid to rest at Yan Hayis Cementry in Sani Mainagge Quarters.
In the meantime, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has expressed his condolences to the families of the 17 young men.
Ganduje expressed his shock over the deaths of the young men in a statement signed by Abba Anwar, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary.
“We were taken aback by their death. This is a great loss not only to their families and the people of Sani Mainagge, Gwale local government, from which they came, but to all of us, the government and people of Kano state “According to the statement.
According to the Governor, the accident was an act of Allah Alone “Only He can lavishly forgive them. As a result, we are pleading with Allah Almighty to grant them Jannatul Fiddaus. May He forgive their wrongdoings and grant their families the strength to bear the loss “He said a prayer
“As a result, I am expressing condolences on behalf of the government and people of Kano state to their families, residents of Sani Mainagge and Gwale local government, as well as friends and well-wishers. It is our responsibility to continue praying for the souls of those who have died. Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest).” he continued