Kano was enveloped in pain and tears on Sunday morning when hundreds of sympathisers massed for janaza prayer of 17 young men who perished in a ghastly accident along Kano-Zaria highway weekend.
Janaza prayer is the Islamic funeral prayer performed in the congregation to seek pardon for the deceased and all dead Muslims.
The victims had travelled to Zaria among several well-wishers in honour of their friend who took a wife on Saturday.
Sani Mainagge quarters, Gwale local government area of Kano metropolis where some of the victims were given final prayers was a horrendous site as their corpses were lined in a row for prayers.
Most sympathisers could not hold their emotion as they wailed uncontrollably during and after the Janaza prayers.
A sympathisers who simply identified himself as Ado told this PlatinumPost that the death of 17 young men was an act of God.
Ado said, “certainly, nothing happened without the consent and permission of Almighty Allah, and in that regard, we should go back to him for consolation”.