A young boy identified as Lekan Benjamin lost his life while he was swimming with his friends.
The deceased who is a 12-year-old boy, drowned on Tuesday, March 16, at Asa River in Ilorin state.
The incident was confirmed in a statement by the Director of the Kwara State Fire Service, Falade Olumuyiwa.
While describing the incident as unfortunate, he said it happened when the victim, a pupil of Junior Secondary School, Ilorin, went swimming with some of his classmates while returning from school.
“At about 13:21hrs on March 16, the State Fire Service attended to the scene, at Ejiba Road, off Stadium road, Ilorin.
The victim, a boy from Oja-iya Area of Ilorin, was recovered dead from the river by the firemen and handed over to his biological father, Mr Monday Benjamin.”
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