Tragedy struck in Kano on Monday as a nine-year-old boy, Haliru Abdullahi, drowned in an open well at Kofar Kudu, Gaya Local Government Area of Kano State, North west Nigeria. The spokesperson for the Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed has said.
He said the deceased was playing with his friends close to the well when the sad incident occurred.
Mohammed stated, “We received a distress call in the early hours of Monday from a ward head, Hamza Abdullahi, at around 9am that a boy had fallen into a well. On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at around 9.40am. Abdullahi was rescued unconscious and later confirmed dead. His corpse was handed over to the Ward Head, Hamza Abdullahi.”