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Boy Drowned In Jigawa Pond, Corpse Recovered.

A 10-year-old boy has drowned in the Buji Local Government Area of Jigawa.

This was confirmed in a statement on Sunday in Dutse signed by the spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa State. CSC Adamu Shehu.

According to the statement, the boy went swimming in a pond in Lelen Kudu village alongside his playmates when he drowned.

“The Command, on Saturday, 24th of September, 2022. Received a report of drowning incident involving a 10-year-old boy in a local pond. He was later identified as Sule Ya’u of Lelan Kudu Village, Buji LGA.

“The tragic event came up after he went swimming in the morning but perished in the water. His body was later reclaimed 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.

“Meanwhile, the State Commandant, Musa Alhaji Mala (CC). Said the Command will not relent in admonishing parents not allow their wards to be going swimming in the flooded ponds, rivers, and surface waters”. The statement said.

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