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In Niger State, five children die in an abandoned car



In Niger State, five children perish in an abandoned car.

In an abandoned Honda Civic in Niger State with registration number GO 778 ABC, three children of the same parents and two other children, ages five to ten, perished from asphyxia after locking themselves inside the car for several hours.

In the state capital of Minnesota, Minna, it is not unusual to see throngs of kids playing in the streets, carefree.

The children unintentionally got into the car, which had been abandoned for two years before to the event, and locked themselves inside for more than five hours on Sunday in the Gurara Albishir neighborhood on Bida Road.


According to a local eyewitness named Bala Usman, the kids were playing in a big property when they jumped inside the abandoned automobile, which would not open.

“They gave up trying to open the automobile because it would not open. The owner had left the car parked there for around two years.

“It is possible that they locked themselves out starting at approximately 11 a.m., and the parents were looking for them. They found their bodies in the car at 4 p.m., having searched the area in vain,” Usman speculated.

Three siblings and two victims of different parents, including the owner of the car, made up the victims, according to information obtained by DDM News. There were four female victims and one male victim. They identified themselves as Zahra, 10, Aisha, 7, Fati, 5, and Isah, 7.

It was not possible for our journalist to identify the fifth victim.

Aminu Ladan, the chairman of Chanchaga Local Government Area, acknowledged the occurrence and expressed regret in his response.

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“I have to inform you that this is a very regrettable situation. At a time like this, we pray for the families to find solace,” he said.

Aminu, whose home is in the neighborhood where the incident happened, went to the spot right away and offered her condolences to the families of the deceased.

Wasiu Abiodun, the public relations officer for the Niger State Police Command, responded to the incident by saying that the owner of the vehicle had been invited to be questioned while the situation was being investigated.

According to information received by Kpakungu Division, five youngsters, aged between five and thirteen, were discovered trapped in a Honda Civic car with registration number GO 778 ABC in the Albishiri neighborhood of Minna on April 21, 2024, at approximately 630 p.m.

The cops arrived at the scene and discovered that the children had suffocated inside the car. Their remains were later taken out by the different parents.

In a WhatsApp message to our correspondent, he said, “However, the owner of the vehicle was invited for questioning, as the unfortunate incident is under investigation.”

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