A 16-year-old boy, Shahid Lawal, has drowned while swimming in a pond at Bacharawa Ramin Kasa, Fagge Local Government Area in Kano.
This information was contained in a statement signed on Friday in Kano by the Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Mr Saidu Mohammed.
Mohammed reported that the incident happened on Thursday evening when the victim went to take his bath.
“We received a discomfort call from Rabiu Nasiru at about 6:23 p.m. that Lawal’s body has been found on top of the pond.
“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 6:34 p.m.’’
The cause of the incident was still under investigation.
“Lawal was found dead and handed over to the Ward Head of Bachirawa Gabas, Alhaji Rabiu Bala,” he reported.