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News - North West - Kebbi Updated: April 21, 2024

Kebbi: Eight Almajiris crushed to death in Dukku hill collapse

By Maureen Okpe
April 21, 2024
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About eight Almajiri students have been crushed to death at a portion of the Dukku hill in Badariya area in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state.

According to the head teacher, Malam Dan Umma, the incident happened on Saturday, not knowing the cause as he was alerted by the cries of people at the back of the house only to see a large portion of the hill had fallen on the almajiris, killing eight of them instantly while one was rescued from the rubbles with serious injuries.

Umma said, the hill is just behind the place housing him and the almajiris and used as toilets, as well as,collect clay to mould clay blocks in preparation to build a small room for themselves.

People of the area thronged the scene of the incident to catch a glimpse of the fallen portion of the hill and to sympathize with the local Islamic cleric.

The Dukku Hill is a vast mountain that stretches to what has now harbour residential buildings due to population expansion and accommodation problem.

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The victims have been buried according to islamic rites.

Meanwhile, the Chairman, Birnin Kebbi local government, Alhaji Dahiru na Yaya, who confirmed the incident described it as an act of God and prayed for the repose of their souls

 

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