The guards died on Monday.
The Northern States Governors Forum, NSGF has condoled with the Emir of Hadejia in Jigawa State, Abubakar Haruna over the death of 11 of his palace guards who died in a motor accident during an official assignment, on Monday night.
The NSGF described the deaths as a big loss to Hadejia Emirate Council, Jigawa State and Nigeria.
In a condolence message to the Government of Jigawa State and the families of the deceased palace guards, the Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu said Northern Governors were pained by the sudden death of the well groomed guards, who died in active service.
The forum, in a statement by Mr. Aliyu’s Chief Press Secretary, Danladi Ndayebo, prayed God to grant the deceased, eternal rest and their families, their friends and the good people of Hadejia Emirate Council, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The forum urged all concerned with the road safety, especially road users, to take due precaution, including strict adherence to safety rules and regulations in order to prevent a reoccurrence of such an incident.
The statement said the nation cannot afford to continue to lose its productive citizens to avoidable road accidents.
The palace guards died in a ghastly auto crash which occurred at about 9.00 p.m. of Monday, about 5 kilometre after Ringim town, on the Hadejia-Kano road. They were travelling in a Peugeot bus from Hadejia, headed to Kano to receive the Emir, Mr. Haruna, at Aminu Kano International Airport.
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