Kano mourns students who died in auto crash
The entire people of Kano state mourn the death of seven secondary students, a driver, and their coordinator who lost their lives in a motor accident.
Their remains were received at the Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano by the Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his state executives; parents and sympathizers amidst tears on Wednesday night.
A final congregational funeral prayer was conducted for the deceased by Prof. Sani Zahradeen, the state’s Chief Imam, at the Emir of Kano’s Palace and were finally buried at the Tarauni Graveyard.
Twelve Kano state secondary school students were said to have left for Lagos to participate in a National Quiz Competition, where they engaged in a ghastly road accident along Lagos – Ibadan expressway and lost nine lives to the accident on their return.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje condoles the parents of the deceased and prays for the fortitude to bear the irreversible loss.
Meanwhile, Gov. Isiaq Ajimobi of Oyo state expresses his heartfelt sympathies to the governor and the family of the deceased through the Kano state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Kabiru Getso who was at Ibadan to pick the corpses and through a phone call. He also offered to clear the medical bills of the eight survivors.