Tragic events occurred in Tarai village, Kibiya Local Government Area, Kano State, when a building collapsed, killing three siblings.
The deceased’s father, Abubakar Usman, informed the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Saleh Jili, during a condolence visit to the village.
Umar Abubakar, Aliyu Abubakar, and their sister Aisha Abubakar were among those killed, according to him.
The siblings, aged four, five, and seven, died on Sunday, August 7th, when their mother’s room collapsed after two days of heavy rain, according to their father.
He said, ”I received a call from a relative informing me of the demise of my three biological children as I was out of town on a business trip.
“On the 17th day I received a call at 6:am that one of the rooms in my house has collapsed and led to the death of all my three children“, the father of the deceased children explained.
The chairman of the LGA, Alkasim Shike , commended SEMA and Kano state government for the timely intervention and donation of relief materials.
He said that shortly after the incident, the local government council provided necessary assistance to Abubakar’s family.
“We are appealing to the people to take note of all that will lead to this kind of disaster,” he said.
The Executive Secretary of SEMA, Saleh Jili, who led a delegation to Kibiya, said Governor Ganduje was deeply saddened by the death of the young children.
He said that the agency would compile a comprehensive report for onward submission to the State Government for proper action.
Jili said that the agency had provided mattresses, pillows, food items and building materials to the deceased family.
“We advise the public to desist from building on waterways,” he said.
The district head of Kibiya who doubles as Sarkin shanun Rano, Alhaji Abubakar Ila, prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased.