A 20-year-old, Yusuf Aliyu, was confirmed dead by the Kano State Fire Service in a statement signed and released on Saturday by Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, Public Relations Officer of the service in Kano after drowning in open water.
According to a report by Naija News, the victim had drowned in open water at Danbare, Layin Bakar Lamba in Kano State.
The statement read: “We received a distress call at about 3.45 p.m on Friday afternoon from one Danlami Danladi.
“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 4:05 p.m,” Abdullahi said.
He further explained that the victim was retrieved out of the water dead. Abdullahi added that the corpse had been handed over to his father, Aliyu Safiyanu.
The spokesman said that the cause of the incident was being investigated.