Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has expressed shock over the death of five students in a ghastly auto crash on Kano-Katsina road.

Mr Ganduje, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, in a statement on Thursday, said, “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 zonal students’ meeting.”

He added, “The information was sad and tormenting. We learnt 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.”

The “first four” students killed in the crash were from Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, while the fifth person was from the Federal College of Education, Kano.

Mr Anwar further quoted Mr Ganduje as further saying, “This is a tragedy for the state and the nation in general. They are young, dedicated, and responsible youth who chose to pursue education in order to move society forward. They left us when we need them, but our creator, their creator, the Almighty Allah, needed them the most.”

The governor prayed for the repose of their souls and to grant 13 others injured in the crash a quick recovery.

Mr Ganduje also condoled with their families, the Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, the Federal College of Education, Kano, and all students.

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