For a recently married couple, a beautiful day has turned into a sad day after they lost 17 of their wedding guests while returning from the wedding.
According to reports, the accident happened on Saturday evening, June 5, when they were driving back to Kano after attending a friend’s wedding in Zaria, Kaduna state.
When the deadly collision occurred near the Zaria-Kano highway, the victims were riding in a Kano Line bus and a RAV 4 automobile. It is been suggested that some of them are siblings.
Sheriff died on the scene, along with 11 other victims, according to Sadiq Abdullahi, a friend of one of the deceased, Umar Abba-Sheriff, who corroborated the occurrence. The remaining six victims died in the hospital.
Eight of them, according to Abdullahi, were from the Sani Mainagge region of the state’s Gwale Local Government Area.
The bodies of seven of the victims were laid to rest in Yan Hayis Cemetry in Sani Mainagge Quarters about 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 6. Meanwhile, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje expressed his condolences to the 17 young men’s families.
Ganduje expressed his grief over the death of the young guys in a statement signed by Abba Anwar, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary.
He noted in a statement
“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,” .
The Governor said that the accident 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,” he 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