Three students of Maryam Abacha American University of Niger, Maradi, lost their lives in a fatal motor accident in Gusau the capital city of Zamfara state on Friday August 2nd.
The students identified as Muhammed Lawal Damau age 20, Muneer Musa Lawal Dare, 22, and Abdurrahman Babayo, 21, wrote their final year exams on Thursday August 1st and were on their way home when they died in the fatal accident.
In a condolence letter sent to the families of the late students which was signed by the President of the University, Professor Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo, the University expressed the school community's sadness and compassion over the unexpected loss of the students.
The statement described their deaths as a great loss not only to their families, but to the University community and the entire Nigerian society. Gwarzo prayed for their souls to live in perfect peace, and asked God to give their families the fortitude and courage to bear the irreparable loss.