Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has expressed shock over the death of 17 men who died in an accident Saturday, on Kano-Zaria highway.
PlatinumPost reports that the victims had travelled to Zaria among several well-wishers in honour of their friend who took a wife on Saturday.
The Governor in a statement signed by Abba Anwar, his Chief Press Secretary and made available to PlatinumPost on Sunday, described the sad incident as an act of Allah alone.
The statement reads: “Their death came to us very shocking. 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,
“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 said.