3 missing children found dead inside a parked car in Kogi state


Three missing children found dead inside a parked car have left their family members devastated in a community in Kogi State.

According to reports, the deceased were children of a former chairman of Okada Riders Association, Mr Jackson Bobo and they were declared missing yesterday.

But as the search continued this morning, the missing children were found inside the car which has been reportedly parked outside the building for a very long time.

It was learnt that two of the deceased were his biological children, and the other young boy was in the custody of one of his wives.

In a similar incident that happened in Kano in 2018, 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 the sad incident.

According to the father, the children on that fateful day were picked by their mother from a school close to the house, but went missing immediately after returning from school.


“I was at my working place in Kofar Ruwa where I sell spare parts when my wife called me to notify me that they were looking for the children.”

“On getting home around 5 pm, four children were discovered to have been trapped inside the vehicle,” he said.

The father disclosed that the vehicle had been parked for nearly three months, and the owner was looking for somebody to buy the car.

The children were rushed to the hospital, where it was confirmed that three were dead.

For fear of being attacked, the owner of the vehicle called his neighbor, Baba Blessing, who rushed to the police station to notify them of the incident.

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