Seven Kano students, driver killed in car crash, buried amid tears

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The seven Kano State students and their driver who died along Lagos-Ibadan expressway were on Thursday buried in Kano, amid tears, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The funeral prayer was conducted at the Emir’s Palace, Kano, around 9 a.m., and the deceased were buried at the Tarauni cemetary.

Among those that attended the prayer were Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, members of the state Executive Council, other top government officials as well as parents and sympathisers.

The funeral prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Kano, Sani Zahraddeen, who prayed God to grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and Jannatul Firdaus (The highest Paradise).

He also prayed God to give their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Gov. Ganduje had on Wednesday received bodies of the students and the driver, and described the incident as shocking to the government and people of the state.

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He also described the deceased as heroes who were on a mission to do the state proud.

He prayed God to grant them Jannatul Firdaus and urged their families to take solace in the fact that all mortals would inevitably die.

The seven students and their driver died on Tuesday while returning from Lagos after attending a national quiz competition. (NAN).

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