Organisations Bemoan Death Of Auto Crash Victims

Yusuf Akinlotan, Lagos

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Foremost Islamic Organisations in Nigeria have mourned the death of six women and a child, who lost their lives at Ijebu Ode-Ore Expressway, on their way to an annual training.

According to the Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun Sector Command, the accident happened on Wednesday, December 28th, 2022 around 3pm along Ijebu-Ode Expressway some metres after Odogbolu.

Seven of them were said to have died instantly while others were injured in the accident involving a Mazda with registration number AGL886YD.

The organisations which commiserated with the families of the deceased included the Muslim Students’ of Nigeria, MSSN Lagos State Area Unit, The Muslim Congress, Pure Heart and Al-Muminaat (Believing Women).

The Amir of the MSSNLagos, Miftahudeen Thanni, who led a delegation to attend the burial, commiserated with the families of the deceased, Al-Muminaat  (The believing  women) and the generality of Muslims.

While expressing sadness over the incident, Thanni clarified that those that died were Muslims heading for an Islamic training programme not Christians going for revival as reported by some media organisations.

He said, “We grieve with our mothers , sisters at Al-muminaat and the Nigerian Muslim communities  at this trying time over the auto accident that killed some  Muslim women on the road travelling  for the annual four-day  Annual Islamic training exercise in Ijebu-Ode.

“They were striving to earn paradise but they died in the process. It is our belief that they are inmates of paradise at the moment. These are women who have worked so hard to build an ideal society, train responsible youths and keep the flag of Islam flying.

“We are devastated but pray that Allah grant them Jannat and give their families the fortitude to bear the great loss.”

Thanni also wished other survivors who sustained burns and injuries a quck recovery.

As a way to honour the deceased, the MSSNLagos President said salatul al-Ghaib (special prayer for the deceased) would be held at Human Capital Development Centre, Epe on Friday.

In its condolence message, The Muslim Congress described the loss as huge and prayed for the soul of the departed.

However, the Pure Heart Islamic Organisation also expressed the shock with which it received the news and prayed for the speedy recovery of those recuperating at the hospital.

Also, the Al-Muminaat, Islamic Organisation which happened to be the host of the event the ladies were traveling to attend said the news was a rude shock as they express solace in the believe that the deceased attained martyrdom.


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