11 drowned in rivers in Jigawa


No fewer than eleven persons had reportedly drowned in various rivers in Jigawa state in the last one month.

The state police spokesman, SP Abdu Jinjiri, stated this on Tuesday in Dutse. He described the number of persons that drowned within such period as “outrageous”.

The police have decried the outrageous number of people drowned in rivers in the state in the last one month. No fewer than eleven of such incidents were record­ed in some parts of the state.

The Jigawa police command has expressed serious concern over the spate of drowning in the state, as no fewer than eleven of such ugly incidents were recorded in places such as Ringim, Guri, Kiyawa, Dutse, involving children and adults alike within the last one month. It is the sincere advice of this command that people who are not conversant with swimming should desist from bathing or fishing in any pond or river, Jinjiri said.

The spokesman however, urged parents and guardians to monitor their children or wards sent on errands so as to reduce the disturbing incidents of drowning in the state to the barest minimum.

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