Parents Thrown Into Mourning As 13-year-old Boy Drowns In River While Bathing


    A teenage boy who earllier this morning, went to a pond at Gadam village, in Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano State, has drowned while taking his bath.

    A 13-year-old boy, Usman Faisal, has drowned while taking his bath in a pond at Gadam Village, in Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano State, officials said.
    The spokesman of the Kano State Fire Service, Mr. Saidu Mohammed, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Tuesday
    Mohammed said the incident happened on Tuesday morning when the deceased went to take his bath.
    “We received a distress call from one Haruna Hamza at about 9:10 a.m. that a body was found floating on a pond.
    “On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 9:20 a.m.
    “Faisal was found dead and his corpse was later handed over to the ward head of Dandishe, Salisu Almustapha,’’ he said.
    The spokesman advised members of the public, especially children, who could not swim to stop bathing in ponds.
    Mohammed also advised parents and ward heads to enlighten their wards to stay away from open water bodies to prevent harm from drowning or contracting diseases.
    NAN reports that on May 24, a boy, Auwalu Ibrahim, was found dead in a pond at Kwanar Ungogo in the same local government area.