Ganduje speaks on the killing of 16 travellers on Abuja-Kaduna expressway

The Executive Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje has reacted to the killing of atleast 16 travellers along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway on Wednesday.

Ganduje who felt bad about the tragic incident reportedly laid curses on the gunmen who perpetuated the crime.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the travellers, residents of Dambatta local government area of Kano were returning to the state after a business trip to Abuja when they were killed.

The Kano governor in a statement released by his spokesman, Abba Anwar expressed shock and commiserated with the families of the deceased.

“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 governor said.

“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.

“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.”

There have been a rise in the killings and kidnappings along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.

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