October 3, 2022

The death of three children in a building collapse that occurred in the Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State has been confirmed.

The Public Relations Officer of Police Command in Jigawa, DSP Lawan Shiisu, who confirmed the death said the incident occurred on Wednesday morning in the Yakasai area of Jigawa Tsada village.

According to him, the collapse was due to heavy rain recorded in the area. “Three children namely; one Farida Idi, 6, Mariya Idi, 3, and Bilkisu Yahya, one and a half, all of Yakasai in Jigawa died on the spot before they could be rescued,” Shiisu said.

He explained that upon receipt of the report, police moved to the scene, evacuated the victims, and rushed them to General Hospital, Dutse, where a Medical Doctor on duty certified them dead.

The PPRO added that the remains of the deceased had since been released to their families for burial.

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