An eighteen-year-old boy, Auwalu Ibrahim has reportedly drowned while bathing in a pond at Kwanar Ungogo, Kano State.
Saidu Mohammed, spokesman of the Kano State Fire Service, made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the state on Thursday.
Mohammed said the incident happened on Wednesday evening when the deceased was bathing with his two younger brothers.
“We received a distress call on Wednesday evening from one Ashimu about 5:40 p.m. that a body was found floating on a pond.
‘‘On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team and a vehicle to the scene at about 5:52 p.m.,’’ he said.
Mohammed said the deceased’s two brothers thereafter rushed home to inform their relatives of what happened.
‘‘Ibrahim was rescued unconscious but later confirmed dead and his corpse was later handed to Sgt. Nasiru Mohammed, at Kurna Police Division,’’ he added.
The spokesman advised members of the public to stop bathing in ponds, especially individuals who cannot swim.