A 17 old boy has been confirmed dead after he drowned in an open water in Kabuga Gwale Local Government Area of Kano state.
The Kano State Fire Service confirmed the death of the teenager, Aliyu Zakariya.
Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, Public Relations Officer of the service, said that the teenager went to swim when he got drowned.
“We received a distress call at about 10:45a.m. from one Sha’aibu Rabiu-Aliyu and immediately sent our rescue team to the scene at about 11:00a.m,” he said.
However, Abdullahi said that Zakariya was brought out of the water dead.
He added that his corpse had been handed over to his father, Alhaji Zakariya of Dorayi Quarters.
He advised the general public to monitor their children’s movement; especially when they go for swimming in ponds or to other dangerous places.