NANS declares mourning as Kano students die in road crash

Posted by News Express | 29 October 2021 | 579 times

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•The accident scene where students from Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education lost their lives


Five students from Kano State lost their lives while several others were injured while on their way to Katsina State on Thursday.


The students, from Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education Kano, were said to be on their way to Katsina to attend the inauguration of National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), Zone A, when their bus had an accident.

Those who sustained injuries are currently receiving treatment at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), with appeals for blood donations for them is trending on the social media.

Confirming the incident, Kano state FRSC sector commander, Mato Zubairu said 19 persons were involved in the accident, which he said occurred at Lambun Garba, near Bichi en route Katsina, around 10am on Thursday.

He said it was a lone vehicle accident and those involved include, 15 males and four females, out of which four persons died (three male and one female).

He said both victims and survivors of the accident have been taken to the hospital.

Meanwhile the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has ordered a three-day mourning over the demise of the students. This was contained in a statement signed by Mikail Abdullahi, its Public Relations Officer for zone A.

“We received the news of the demise of five our students from Kano axis of NANS, majority students of Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, following a ghastly motor accident while on their way to Katsina to attend a function.

“Man cannot question the act of God Almighty, October 28 remain a day to remember, as such, NANS zone A under the leadership of Comrade Adamu Kichinga declare a three-day mourning. In lieu of this, we urge all Students Union Government across the zone to open a condolence register in their various secretariat and all Aluta flags down,” he said.

The statement prayed for Almighty Allah to grant them eternal mercy and their families the fortitude to bear this lose.

(Daily Trust)

Source: News Express

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