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10-Year-Old boy drowns in Jigawa

By Jimisayo Opanuga
26 September 2022   |   1:18 pm
Jigawa State Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) spokesperson, Adamu Shehu, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.

[FILES] NSCDC. Photo: CURRENTSCHOOLNEWS

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa State has confirmed that a 10-year-old boy drowned in Buji Local Government Area of Jigawa state.

The state NSCDC spokesperson, Adamu Shehu, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.

Shehu said the boy, who was later identified as Sule Ya’u went swimming in a pond in Lelen Kudu village alongside his friends when he drowned.

The statement read, “The Command, on Saturday, September 24 at about 1300hrs received a report of drowning incident involving a 10-year-old boy in a local pond where he went swimming. He was later identified as Sule Ya’u of Lelan Kudu Village, Buji LGA.

“The sad incident occurred when he went swimming along with friends in the morning around 1130hrs but disappeared in the water. His body was later recovered after two hours of search and rescue operations in the flooded pond by local divers,

“On reaching the hospital, he was certified dead and was handed over to his parents for proper burial.”

The State Commandant, Musa Alhaji Mala (CC), said the command will not relent in admonishing parents not to allow their children to be going swimming in the flooded ponds, rivers, and surface waters.

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