No fewer than two people died and three sustained various degrees of injuries in Babura the hometown of governor Muhammadu Abubakar of Jigawa state when a borrow pit collapsed on them while digging for building soil.
This was contained in a press statement issued, signed and made available to the Nigerian Tribune in Dutse, the state capital by Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdul Jinjiri, said another three others sustained various degrees of injuries in the incident which occurred yesterday (Monday) at around 1:40 pm.
According to the statement, those died were Mati Bako, 17, and Tanimu
Kwalle, 25, died on the spot while Sani Haruna, 31, Aliyu Yusuf, 30 and Nazifi Yusuf sustained various degrees of injuries.
Jinjiri maintained that the remain of the deceased had since been released to their relations for burial while the injured were receiving treatment at the General Hospital Babura.
“Police received the information of an incident involving five people, all male.
Two out of the victims died on the spot while three others were injured and now receiving treatment in the hospital.
“Victims and corpses were taken to hospital by the police.
Victims were confirmed dead by a medical Doctor and they have been released to their relatives for burial. No foul play was suspected.”