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NANS Declares 3-day Mourning Over Death of 5 Students Involved in Fatal Accident (Photos)


NANS Declares 3-day Mourning Over Death of 5 Students Involved in Fatal Accident (Photos)

National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Zone A, has declared three-day mourning over the death of five students from Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education Kano State.

This student’ body let this out in a statement signed by Mikail Abdullahi, its Public Relations Officer for zone A.

The students lost their lives while several others sustained degrees of injuries while on their way to Katsina State on Thursday.

It’s gathered that the students 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.

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 statement read in part: “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,” he said.

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

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.

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