An 18-year-old boy identified as Aminu Mu’azu has drowned while bathing in a pond at Kurna Dorawar Dillali in the Dala Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State.
The spokesman of the State Fire Service, Alhajj Saidu Mohammed, disclosed this in Kano on Wednesday in an interview with NAN.
Mohammed said that the incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon when the deceased went to take his bath due to the hot weather.
“We received a distress call from one Malam Abubakar Zakari at about 03:20p.m. that Mu’azu’s body was found floating in a pond.
“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene around 03:33p.m.
“Musa was found dead and his corpse was handed over to the Ward Head of Gogorawa, Alhaji Munzali Isa,” he said.
COVID-19 cases rise to 5,135 in Lagos, deaths now 59
There are now over 5,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lagos State.
On Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 416 new cases in 19 States and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Of that number, Lagos recorded 192, bringing its tally to 5,135 cases.
No other State in Nigeria has more than 1,000 Coronavirus cases.
Earlier in the day, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi, announced nine new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 59.
It stated that the COVID-19 deaths increased to 59 after nine new cases were recorded in the state.
“188 new cases of #COVID-19 Infection confirmed. Total confirmed cases in Lagos is now 4,959.
“Nine COVID-19 deaths were recorded in Lagos, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 59.”
Earlier, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in its Situation Report 93 published on Monday said four patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos.
Part of the report read,
“307 confirmed cases were reported in the last 24 hours in 15 states – Lagos (188), FCT (44), Ogun (19), Kaduna (14), Oyo (12), Bayelsa (9), Gombe (5), Delta (3), Kano (3), Bauchi (2), Imo (2), Niger (2), Rivers (2), Kwara (1) and Plateau (1).
“No new state recorded a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours.
“The total number of states including FCT that have reported at least one confirmed case in Nigeria is still 36 (35 states + FCT).
“One hundred and fifty-one (151) cases were discharged in the last 24 hours in eight (8) states – Lagos (59), Kano (40), Jigawa (26), FCT (9), Rivers (7), Bauchi (6), Ogun (3) and Delta (1)
“14 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in eight (8) states – Lagos (4), FCT (2), Gombe (2), Kano (2), Bauchi (1), Delta (1), Kaduna (1) and Rivers (1).”
JUST IN: Nigeria records 416 new cases, total now 10, 578
This is after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced 416 new cases of coronavirus in the country.
The NCDC made the announcement on Monday, adding that no fewer than 299 patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in the country.
416 new cases of #COVID19;
10578 cases of #COVID19Nigeria
UNIBEN delegation visits family of slain student
The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), on Monday, visited the family of Late Miss Vera Omozuwa’s family to commiserate with them on the death of their daughter.
The Management led by the Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Patrick Igbinaduwa, described the murder of the institution’s 100 level student as unfortunate and evil.
In a statement issued in Benin, Prof. Igbinaduwa called on relevant authorities to step in and fish out the perpetrators of the evil act.
“The delegation conveyed the condolence message of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami, and her strong condemnation of the evil acts of rape and murder perpetrated against the late student.
“She had begun to show a lot of promise in her educational pursuit,” Igbinaduwa said.
According to reports, it was recalled that Omozuwa, a 23-year-old student of UNIBEN was raped by a gang of unknown men on May 27 and died a few days later in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
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