A fatal accident left five students from Kano State dead while several others were seriously injured.
According to reports, they were on their way to Katsina State on Thursday when the unfortunate accident occured.
It was gathered that the students who are from Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education Kano, were on their way to Katsina to attend the inauguration of National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) Zone A when their bus had an accident.
The deceased students were identified as Aisha A. Wada, Maryam Abdullahi, Abubakar S. Sule Last Don, Comr. Tahir Dalhatu and Sa’adatu Rimi.
Those who sustained injuries are currently receiving treatment at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), with appeals for blood donations for them trending on the social media.
The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has ordered a 3-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.
The statement said:
“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 3-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,”
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