A 12-year-old boy has drowned in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The boy is identified as Lekan Benjamin and the incident happened on Tuesday, March 16.
He drowned at Asa River while swimming with his friends.
This was confirmed by the director of the Kwara State Fire Service, Falade Olumuyiwa, in a recent post on Facebook. The post reads;
“Today Tuesday 16th March, 2021.
At about 13:21hrs of today, the State Fire Service attended to one rescued operation, at Ejiba Road off Stadium road, Ilorin.
According to the fire officers present at the scene, the victim, a 12 year old boy from Oja-iya Area of Ilorin, with his colleagues went to swim at the Asa-river before he was eventually drowned in the river.
The victim was recovered dead from the river by the firemen and handed over to his biological father Mr Monday Benjamin before leaving the scene of incident.
However, the Director Kwara State Fire Service, Falade John Olumuyiwa (CFO) consoled the family of the victim and advised parents to watch over their children’s movement in order to prevent future similar occurrences..
HASSAN HAKEEM ADEKUNLE.
HOD. MEDIA AND PUBLICITY
FOR: DIRECTOR KWARA STATE FIRE SERVICE.”