An abandoned 10-year-old boy, Yusuf, reportedly drowned while swimming at Dandaru river along Mokola-Secretariat road in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The abandoned 10-year-old who hearing impairment, drowned on Wednesday, 24th of October, 2018 after he accidentally slid off a cliff he mounted on for a dive. Yusuf who was abandoned by his parents, was putting up under the Mokola overhead bridge before the incident.
This is coming after a 15-year-old boy, Mohammed Basa, drowned while bathing in a pond at Kuka Bulukiya Community in the Dala Local Government Area of Kano State. The Spokesman for the Kano State Fire Service, Mr Saidu Mohammed, disclosed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano.
He said that the incident happened on Sunday when the deceased went to take his bath along with his friends.
“We received a distress call from one Malam Auwalu Dala at 12:40pm that Basa’s body was found floating in a pond.
“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at 12:58pm
“Basa was found dead and his corpse was later handed over to the police.’’