22-year old student drowns in Bauchi

The Police in Bauchi said on Sunday that a 22-year-old student, Idris Yakubu, had drowned while swimming in a river.

A statement by the command’s spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, said that the deceased was a student of Government Secondary School, Toro, Toro Local Government Area of the state.

Mr. Mohammed said that the late student had gone to bath in a stream in Narabi Village when the incident occurred.

He said that the when the police was alerted on the incident, a team, which was immediately sent to the scene returned with the body of the boy.

He said that the body was rushed to the General Hospital, Toro, where a medical doctor certified him dead.

Mr. Mohammed said that corpse had been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary pending a post-mortem after which it would be released to the family for burial.

The police advised parents and guardians to warn their children to stay away from streams or rivers in order not to fall victims of drowning.

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