Unidentified gunmen have killed 16 travellers along Abuja-Kaduna expressway on their way back to Kano from their business trip on Wednesday.
Daily Trust reports that the 16 people from Dambatta local government were on their way back to Kano in a private vehicle before they were killed by the gunmen on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.
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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who disclosed this, expressed shock over the bad news.
In a condolence message signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar, Ganduje expressed dismay on the tragic development.
“We were shocked with the bad news of the death of 16 Dambatta indigenes on Abuja-Kaduna highway, who were travelling from Abuja to Kano, as a result of an attack from unidentified gunmen.
“The news is devastating and frustrating.
“We commiserate with the families of the deceased, the people of Dambatta local government, and the people of Kano state,” he said.
He prayed for their souls to rest in peace and for their families to get fortitude to bear the loss.
“May Allah accept their martyrdom and may He punish all the perpetrators of this heinous act.
“There is nothing more shocking than this.
“We urge people to pray fervently for the reposed souls.
“And we pray that may Allah give their families the fortitude to bear the great loss.”
“On behalf of the government and people of Kano state, I am condoling with the families of the deceased and the people of Dambatta local government, over this tragedy. May Allah forgive all their wrongdoings and reward their good deeds,” the governor prayed.