A group of young men have died in Kano State while returning from a friend’s wedding ceremony.
Reports revealed that the youths, seventeen in number lost their lives on Saturday evening, June 5, while returning to Kano after attending the wedding of their friend in Zaria, Kaduna state.
A friend to one of the victims who confirmed his name as Sadiq Abdullahi told newsmen that his friend Umar Abba-Sheriff, died on the spot of the accident along with 11 of the other friends, adding that the remaining six died at a hospital.
The victims were travelling in a Kano Line bus and a RAV 4 car when the horrible accident happened. Reports revealed that some of the victims are siblings.
Speaking further on the event, Abdullahi said eight of them were from Sani Mainagge area of Gwale Local Government Area of the state. The remains of 7 of the victims were laid to rest around 8:am on Sunday, June 6, at Yan Hayis Cemetery in Sani Mainagge Quarters, reports had it.
Meanwhile, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has condoled with the families of the 17 young men.
In a statement signed by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ganduje expressed his shock over the death of the young men. The statement reads: “Their death came as shocking to us. This is a great loss not only to their families or to the people of Sani Mainagge, of Gwale local government where they came from, but to all of us, the government and the people of Kano state,”
Governor Ganduje noted that the occurrence was an act of Allah, Alone.
“Only Him can forgive them abundantly. We are therefore praying to Allah Almighty to grant them Jannatul Fiddaus. May He forgive their wrongdoings and may He give their families the fortitude to bear the loss,” the governor prayed.
“I am, therefore, on behalf of the government and people of Kano state, commiserating with their families, people of Sani Mainagge, Gwale local government, friends and well-wishers. Ours is to continue praying for the departed souls. Allahu Akbar,” he added.
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