By Ibrahim Muhammad
Developmental Reporter, Kaduna
Residents of Surajo Road in Tudun Wada Kaduna on Saturday were thrown into confusion when three children were found dead inside a neighbor’s car in the area.
The children all from Hashimu Mai Atamfa family in the area were said to have gone missing on Wednesday around 6:45pm.
Four children who were reported to be missing on the said day were found on Saturday with three dead inside the car while one is alive and receiving treatment at 44 Army Reference Hospital.
Their names were given as Aisha Sulaiman Hashim 3 and half years, Rabi’atu Aminu Hashim 4 and half years, Abubakar Sulaiman Hashim 2 and half years and Hamza Aminu Hashim 2 and half years.
The children were found inside their neighbour’s Honda Civic car that has not been used for months.
Sulaiman Hashim loss two of his children Abubakar and Aisha in the incident.
According to him, he was confused when he saw the bodies of his children in the car.
“Honestly, I really don’t know what to say because the incident really shocked the whole Hashim family. I lost two of my children Aisha and Abubakar while my brother lost his Son Hamza but the second child Rabi’atu survived.
He narrated how the incident occurred saying “When they got missing around 6:45 on Wednesday we immediately began searching for them. My biological mother, that is their grandmother even went inside the compound where they were found to check inside the Honda Civic car that was parked and was empty .
“But to our surprise on Saturday we found their bodies inside the same car after 3 days, one of them Rabi’atu came out alive. The three bodies were all naked but when they left home they had their clothes on. This is why we suspected that they were murdered.
Sulaiman said the owner of the car Abdu Musawa who was aware of the missing children came out on Saturday to tell the parents that the children were found inside his car.
It was gathered that the neighbour has since been invited by the police for questioning.
Police Command Spokesperson ASP Yakubu Sabo confirmed the incident, saying investigation is ongoing to ascertain what actually happened