Minna, the Niger State capital, was thrown into mourning last Friday over the fatal motor accident that claimed the lives of three indigenes of the town who were also undergraduates of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
One of the victims was Miss Hassana Dada, the daughter of Ambassador Zubairu Dada, a member of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission in Abuja.
Investigations revealed that, Hassana, a 500 level Architectural Studies student was travelling with her cousins, identified as Mamman Abdulazeez, another 500 level student of Civil Engineering and Fati Haidaya Dada, a 200 level student of Pharmacy.
It was further gathered that the three were returning home to celebrate Sallah, which took place on Tuesday nationwide, when the front tyre of the car they were travelling in, burst while on motion thereby causing the car to sommersault.
Further checks revealed that the three died on the spot.
A family spokesperson, Alhaji Tanko Dada, who is a journalist with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna, confirmed the incident on Tuesday evening, stating that they were buried in Kaduna on Friday, in line with Islamic injunction, while the three days fidau prayers had been held at the family compound in Sabon Gari, Minna.
Dada further disclosed that former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, Niger State Acting Governor, Ahmed Musa Ibeto, Chief of Staff, Professor Mohammed Kuta Yahaya and other government functionaries attended the burial.
May Their Souls Rest in Perfect Peace … #AMEN