-Police bemoans the spate of the occurrence in Jigawa State
Jigawa State Police Command has said no fewer than eleven people had drowned in various rivers in the state, in the last one month.
This was disclosed by SP Abdu Jinjiri, the spokesman of the command on Tuesday in Dutse.
Jinjiri described as “outrageous” the number of people drowned in rivers within such period in the state.
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According to him, “The police has decried the outrageous number of people drowned in rivers in the state in the last one month.
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“No fewer than eleven of such incidents were recorded in some parts of the state. “The Jigawa police command has expressed serious concern over the spate of drowning in the state, as no fewer than eleven of such ugly incidents were recorded in places such as Ringim, Guri, Kiyawa, Dutse, involving children and adults alike within the last one month.
“It is the sincere advice of this command that people who are not conversant with swimming should desist from bathing or fishing in any pond or river.”
He therefore, urged parents and guardians to monitor their children or wards sent on errands so as to reduce the disturbing incidents of drowning to the barest minimum.