Kano State Fire Service has urged parents to monitor their wards against swimming in ponds to protect them from dangers.
The spokesman of the Service, Saidu Mohammed, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Kano.
Mohammed said the call was imperative to check spate of children swimming and dying in ponds.
He noted that on July 6; a 16-year-old boy, Atiku Sani, was drowned while bathing in a pond at Bachirawa Quarters in Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano.
He said: “We received a distress call on July 6 from one Usaini Muhammad, at about 4:05 p.m., the deceased body was found floating in a pond.
“On receiving the information, we quickly sent a rescue team to the scene.”
Mohammed said the corpse of the deceased was handed over to the Village Head of Rijiyar Lemo Darerawa B, Alhaji Musa Ibrahim.
The Service provide free toll numbers: 08107888878 for rescue and emergency services.
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