Below is a statement issued by the Director of Press, Usman Bello:
â€œOn behalf His Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano State Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje his Deputy and commissioner of Education Prof Hafiz Abubakar condoles with the families of the students who are involved in accident yesterday along Lagos â€“ Ibadan Express way while on a mission to represent Kano in the National Quiz Competition in Lagos.
Information available indicated that 3 students of Unity School Karaye and 3 from Kano Kapital as well as a driver and coordinator of competition lost their lives in the accident.
Arrangement is being made to airlift the corpses back to Kano for burial later in the day.
Meanwhile Families of the affected students have been duly informed on the unfortunate incidence and the arrangements being made.
May Allah grant the souls of the decease Jannatul Firdausi and those who sustain injuries speedy recovery.â€