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Tragedy as 6 Kaduna students drown while crossing river after school

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Tragedy as 6 Kaduna students drown while crossing river after school

In a devastating turn of events, six teenagers tragically lost their lives in the Mbang river on Tuesday in Ribang (Mbang) village, Kauru Local Government Area, Kaduna State.

The group of students, who had just completed their Junior WAEC exam, were on their way back home when the incident occurred around 5:30 p.m.

The young victims were identified as Manasseh Monday (16 yrs), Musa John (16 yrs), Pius David (15 yrs), Monday Ayuba (16 yrs), David Danlami (19 yrs), and Yahuza Audu (16 yrs), all students of Government Secondary School Fadan Chawai.

National Public Relations Officer of Ribang Development Association, Pastor Simon Ishaku, confirmed the heartbreaking news, revealing that three bodies have been found and laid to rest amid deep sorrow.

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He explained that, as of now, there are still three missing as locals have not been able to recover them out of the river.

“The school children left their homes full of hope and excitement while their parents went to the farm with the hope of reuniting with them after writing their papers of the day, only to meet their untimely death.

“The Mbang river has been a death trap for our people over the years, noting before the community can access any school or any hospital facility they’ve to travel for about 8 kilometres.

“We’re calling on the Federal Government, Governor Uba Sani, Senator Sunday Katung and our House of Representative members as a matter of urgency, to kindly assist us with school, hospital, access road and bridge in order to bring succour to our community,” Simon appealed.

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