A man lost three children to building collapse in Yakasawa Kwari Village, Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa state.
The Public Relations Officer in the State Police Command, ASP Lawan Shiisu, who confirmed the death in a statement he issued in Dutse on Monday, said that the building collapsed on Thursday at Yakasawa Kwari Village, Ringim, and was reported to the police by the father of the deceased, Malam Garba Lawan.
Shiisu said that with the aid of the police and some locals, the deceased – Naima Garba, Umar Garba and Sale Garba, aged 14, 12 and eight, were removed from the debris and rushed to the General Hospital, Ringim, for medical attention.
“On September 09, at 8:45 a.m., one Garba Lawal of Yakasawa Kwari Village of Ringim LGA reported that on the same date, at 5:30 a.m., when he woke up to observe morning prayer, he noticed that one of the rooms of his house had collapsed while his children were sleeping in it.
“He immediately checked on them and found that all of them were beneath the debris,” Shiisu said.
The spokesman said that the children were later confirmed dead by a doctor at the general hospital.
According to him, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Aliyu Sale, has called on people in the state to ensure that their buildings are in good condition, particularly during rainy season, in order to avoid collapse.