Ahmad Tijjani Abdul, Kano
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has expressed shock over the death of 17 men that perished in an accident on Saturday, along Kano-Zaria highway.
In a condolence message signed by Malam Abba Anwar, the Chief press Secretary to the governor, that was made available to newsmen in Kano quoted his principal to have described their death as a great loss to Kano.
Ganduje said “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.”
He said “the incident was an act of Allah, “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,” he prayed.
The statement further stated: “I 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 “.