The boy's body was recovered
The body of 10-year-old Aminu Ilu, who drowned in a pond along Maiduguri road in Danladi Nasidi area of Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state, has been recovered by the Kano State Fire Service.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Thursday morning, September 10, when the deceased went to take a bath in the pond popularly known as Italian Pond.
A statement issued by Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, the Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, said the boy was already dead by the the time the team got there.
"We received a distress call from Maiduguri road by Danladi Nasidi Kumbotso local government at 09:57 am hours, through Malam Ado Sule," the statement reads.
"In response to call we sent our rescue team to the scene of incident and discovered that it was a boy of about 10 years who drowned in a pond popularly ITALIAN POND. The victim was rescued unconscious,"
"His corpse was handed to the ward head of Mariri Kata village, Alhaji Gambo Adamu on behalf of his family. We advice people to join hand with fire service to stop our young ones from going local swimming"