- Three teenagers reportedly died in Kaduna after sand buried them alive at a construction site
- The incident was said to have occurred when five children were trying to dig a hole to remove an iron buried beneath the earth at the construction site
- Malam Jamilu, the chief Imam of Kalshen Kwalta Juma’at Mosque, said he performed the funeral on the victims
There was confusion in the Rigasa community of Kaduna state when three teenagers were buried alive when sand fell on them at a construction site.
Daily Trust reports that the incident occurred on Wednesday, December 18, when five children were trying to dig a hole to remove an iron buried beneath the earth at the construction site.
The occurrence was confirmed by the chief imam of Kalshen Kwalta Juma’at Mosque, Malam Jamilu, who said he performed the funeral on the victims.
"Yes, the victims were three in number and they were of 12-16 years of age. One of the victims is the son of my neighbour. He is called Zahradeen. I performed their funeral prayers," the cleric said.
“They went to a construction site where the state government is constructing a bridge, digging to remove irons beneath the earth just like the local miners are doing when the sand fell on them and were buried alive."
Shortly after the incident occurred, a passerby who saw what happened was reported to have raised the alarm but all effort to rescue them failed because there was no equipment to pack the sand.
Two of the children were reported to have died on the spot while the other died few hours after being rescued.
In another news report, the police have confirmed the kidnap of six persons in Rijana village along Kaduna-Abuja expressway.
Legit.ng reports that the Kaduna state police public relations officer, Yakubu Sabo, said the kidnap occurred on Saturday, September 7.
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Sabo said the armed persons wore military uniforms to commit the act, adding that two of the victims were abandoned by the kidnappers.
According to him, the kidnappers intercepted a commercial bus registered ABJ 905 XC on the evening of Saturday, September 7, at a point near Rijana and took away the victims.
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