"At about 12 p.m. (on Wednesday) the police in Babura LGA received information that a burrow pit fell on a thirty-year-old Malam Danladi Rabiu of Bata village.

"The police have visited the scene of the incident located on the outskirt of the village where they removed and took the deceased’s body to Babura Genera Hospital.

"The body was later confirmed dead by a medical doctor and was released to the man’s family for burial".

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This is according to spokesman for the Police Command in Jigawa state, Abdu Jinjiri.

Residents in the community initially suspected foul play in the events that led to the sudden death of the deceased who has been identified as Danladi Rabiu.

On Sunday, two other people died in similar circumstances in another community close to Babura Local Council Area.

Rabiu was a digger by profession and has been quite successful in his chosen profession, residents said.

He was recently contracted to do what he does best. He had gone several feet in when tragedy struck.

Rabiu may have not been paying attention to the impact of climate change in the area.

No spiritual force moved the sands to cover Rabiu - it was mere an uncommon landslide as explained by the police spokesperson.

"This is really saddening, just on Monday two others lost their lives in similar incident in the same area.

"Therefore, people who engage in such business must be mindful of the weak nature of the state’s soil or that of the concerned LGA in particular.

"And we also advise that whoever engages in such work should ensure the observance of the required safety measures", Jinjiri advised.

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