Three children were killed in a building collapse at Jigawar Tsada village in Jigawa State’s Dutse Local Government Area.
According to a community leader, the incident occurred on Thursday night as a result of a heavy downpour.
He claimed that the building collapsed while the children were sleeping, and that all of the victims died instantly.
DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, a police spokesman, confirmed the incident.
He stated that the building in Jigawar Tsada village collapsed due to heavy rain that lasted for hours on Wednesday night.
Farida Idi is six years old, Mariya Idi is three years old, and Bilkisu Yahaya is one year and six months old.
According to him, on receiving the report, detectives moved to the scene, evacuated their bodies and rushed them to General Hospital Dutse.
He said all the three girls were confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
Shiisu said their corpses were released to their relatives for burial according to Islamic rite.
The Commissioner of Police, Jigawa State Police Command, CP Aliyu Sale Tafida condoled with the parent, family and relatives and prayed the Almighty Allah to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.