Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has donated N100,000 to each of the families of Danbatta indigenes killed in a crash.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar, said the governor paid a condolence visit to the families at Danbatta Local Government Area of the state.
According to the statememt, the families of the victims who came from various locations of the local government gathered in one place upon the arrival of the governor.
“When we got the information of the accident that involved 16 people from Dambatta local government and another one from Kura local government, as we have just learnt, we were shocked by the tragedy,” Ganduje said.
He reminded the families that they should bear in mind that the tragedy was ordained by the Almighty Allah, advising that what is left is to continue praying for them.
One relative, Sulaiman Muhammad, who represented the rest commended the governor for the kind gesture and his concern for what happened.
“We are happy that the governor is here with us,” he said.
Ganduje had while condoling with the people of Danbatta, where the victims hailed from said the deceased were attacked by gunmen on their way to Lagos from Kano State.
Sources from the town had also told Daily Trust late Thursday that the victims, who had already been buried, met their untimely death along the dreaded Kaduna-Abuja highway when their vehicle was allegedly attacked by gunmen.
A correspondent who visited Danbatta on Friday reports a crash.