Two prospective corps members have died in a fatal auto crash on Thursday, February 24, on their way to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in Adamawa.
The victims have been identified as Nana Aisha Ahmad Kila from Jigawa State and Said Shehu Ibrahim, a graduate of the Bayero University Kano.
Family and friends of the deceased have taken to social media to mourn their demise.
Aliyu Danladi, a friend of late Shehu, in a touching tribute to him described the deceased as a real gentleman.
“INNALILLAHI WA INNA ILAIHI RAJIUN. Said Shehu Ibrahim has left us forever. Sa’id is no more. Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. It is very difficult to imagine it. For the past twenty minutes that I received the news, I have been trying to cry but my eyes are betraying me. The tears refuse to flow. The pain is too much. This has to be the most painful loss I suffered so far this year. I realized that to cry is relief for tears relieve pain.
“Sa’id was not only a friend. He was a loyal friend, a confidant. He was a gentleman. He was a reliable political ally. We all trusted him for his virtue. In any political calculation, Sen. Chindo, his colleague from the same department, Urban and Regional Planning, will make sure Sa’id was included
“He never betrayed us. Chindo, as any one who knew Sa’id, is heartbroken. Chindo was the first person I called when I saw the news. I had been expecting to receive him this evening once he exited his camp at Amada, but he couldn’t. The death had immobilized him in grief, he told. He would have to spend another day at the camp”, Danladi wrote in part.