Out of the 17 people killed in a motor accident during the weekend in Kano State, seven bodies were buried in Kano on Sunday.
On Saturday, they were all killed aboard a Kano Line bus traveling from Zaria to Kano after attending a friend’s wedding.
An interment service was held at Unguwar Gwale burial ground at 8:30 a.m. for the deceased.
Sani Mai Nagge Ward Head, Alhaji Aliyu Muhammad Nababa, told journalists that although many said 17 people died in the accident, eight of the victims were from Sani Mai Nagge.
In a statement on Sunday, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje expressed his shock over the death of the 17 men and sent condolences to their families.
“We were shocked by their death. He said, “Their deaths are a great loss, not only to their families or to the people of Gwale local government where they came from, but to all of us, the government and the people of Kano state.”.
“On behalf of the government and people of Kano state, I extend my condolences to their families, the residents of Sani Mainagge, Gwale local government, and friends and well-wishers. We must continue to pray for the souls of the departed. “Allahu Akbar,” he proclaimed.