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, revealed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Monday.
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.’’
The spokesman advised parents to prevail on their children and wards to stay away from water bodies to prevent harm coming to them.
According to witnesses at the scene, the 15-year-old boy was in the pond with his friends without any adult supervision and he was likely unable to swim after moving to a deeper part of the pond.
His friends at the same time couldn’t save him, even as they initially made attempt to do so before calling on helps from people around the pond.