The Students’ Union Leader of Abubakar Rimi College, Kano, Abubakar Suleiman, his 3 cabinet members, and one other student, have lost their lives in a ghastly car accident, while 15 others sustained critical injuries.
Already, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has commiserated with the families of the five students.
Ganduje said in his condolence message that, “We were shocked over the death of our children, the 5 students who died in auto crash on their way to Katsina State for zonal students’ meeting. 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. While the first four came from Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, the last person came from Federal College of Education, Kano,” he stated.
He prayed for Allah’s blessing and forgiveness to the reposed souls and prayed for quick recovery of other 13 students who were admitted in hospital.
What happened, according to the governor, “is a tragedy for the state and the nation in general. They were young, dedicated and responsible youth who chose to pursue education in order to move the society forward.”
He emphasized that, “They left us when we needed them. But our Creator, their Creator, Almighty Allah needed them the most. May He forgive all their shortcomings and reward their good deeds.
“I am therefore, on behalf of the government and people of Kano state, condoling members of their families, their friends, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Federal College of Education, Kano, students
leaders and all other students over this tragedy.”