22 year old student drowns in Bauchi


22 year old student drowns in Bauchi
By; Mohammed Kawu, Bauchi.
The Police authority in Bauchi has confirmed the death of a 22-year-old student, Idris Yakubu, who drowned while swimming in a river.
A statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed, said that the deceased was a student of Government Secondary School, Toro in Toro Local Government Area of the state.
The Police spokesman explained that the late student had gone to have his bath in a stream in Narabi village of the Local Government Area when the incident occurred.
Mohammed said that when the Police was alerted on the incident, a team which was immediately sent to the scene returned with the body of the boy.
DSP Mohammed further said that the body was rushed to the General Hospital, Toro, where a medical doctor certified him dead.
He said the corpse had been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary pending a post-mortem after which it would be released to the decease’s family for burial.
He advised parents and guardians to warn their children to stay away from streams or rivers in order not to fall victim of drowning.


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