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10-year-old boy drowns while bathing in Kano

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10-year-old boy drowns while bathing in Kano

A 10-year-old boy, Shuaibu Musa, drowned while bathing in a pond called “Ramin Tasiu” on Sheika Road in the Kumbotso local government area in Kano State.

The spokesman for the Kano State Fire Service, Saidu Mohammed, told the Nigerian press agency in Kano on Wednesday that the incident occurred on Tuesday evening when the deceased went to bathe.

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“We received a distress call from one Malam Abdullahi Naguru at 03:15 p.m. that Musa’s body was found floating in the water.

“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at 03:30 p.m.

“Musa was found dead and his corpse was handed over to his father, Alhaji Musa Ya’u,’’ he said.

Mohammed advised the general public especially parents and ward heads to stop children from going into open water for whatever purpose to save their lives.