Five students from two colleges of education have died in an accident on Kano-Kastina road.

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According to NAN, Abba Anwar, the spokesperson to Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor, broke the news in a statement on Thursday.

The statement added that 13 others who survived the crash have been taken to a medical facility in the state.

Anwar said four of the deceased students came from Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, while the last person attended the Federal College of Education, Kano.

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He also disclosed that the students were travelling to Katsina for a northwest zonal meeting when the accident occurred somewhere near Bichi town.

“We were shocked over the death of our children; the five students who died in auto crash on their way to Katsina state for Zonal students meeting,” the statement read.

“It is sad and tormenting. The students involved in the ghastly motor accident around Bichi local government area are Abubakar Sulaiman, Tahir A. Dalhatu, Maryam Abdullahi,  A’isha Wada Abdulsalam and Usman Abubakar Abubakar.

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“While the first four are from Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, the last person is from Federal College of Education, Kano.”

Ganduje, while mourning the deceased students, described the incident as a “terrible tragedy” for the state.

“It 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,” the governor said.

“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.

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“On behalf of the Kano state government and the entire people of the state, I am 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.”



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