A 10-year-old boy drowned in Buji Local Government Area of Jigawa on Saturday.
This was confirmed on Sunday in Dutse by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps spokesman in Jigawa, CSC Adamu Shehu.
He told newsmen that the boy went swimming in a pond in Lelen Kudu village alongside his friends when he drowned.
“His body was found two hours after he drowned and was pronounced dead by a doctor,’’ Shehu said.
The corpse was immediately handed over to the parents, he said, and cautioned parents to warn their children against swimming in flooded ponds and rivers