The Kano State Police Command confirmed on Saturday that three girls died of suffocation inside a parked car in Sabon Gari area of Kano metropolis. The car has been parked there for more than one year; the girls were playing around it and later locked themselves inside.
Tragedy struck on Friday evening in Kano, as three out of four children trapped inside a parked vehicle were found dead. According to the father of two of the deceased, his children Aisha, 2, and Habiba, 4, were hale and hearty before a Muslim prayer session on Friday.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Musa Majia, said the incident occurred along Warri by Igbo Road in Sabon-Gari area of Kano State
He said the children got into a vehicle and locked themselves in it. It was gathered that the vehicle had been stationed in that particular spot for over a year.
“They gained access into the car and locked themselves inside’.
And because there was no cross ventilation, the kids suffocated. Three of them died and the forth one is currently in a state of coma at the hospital,” he said.
Commenting on the incident, father of two of the deceased kids, popularly known as Baba Ilorin, said,
“They were picked up from school by their mother. However, they got missing shortly before the Juma’at prayer.
My wife notified me on phone that they were missing. My wife and neighbours searched everywhere for the children, but could not find them. When I returned home, I was informed that four children were found in a vehicle and that three of them were dead. .
On getting to the hospital, I discovered that two of the deceased were Aisha and Habiba. That is what God destined for me and I accept it in good faith.”