The corpses of two more drowned persons in Jigawa State have been recovered by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC.
NSCDC Jigawa State command spokesman, CSC Adamu Shehu confirmed this to newsmen.
He said the two corpses were victims of two different incidents in Buji and Kaugama local government areas.
He said they were recovered separately from two different locations.
According to him, “the body of 30-year-old Zahraddeen Yusuf of Lafia village, Madabe Ward, Buji LGA was recovered on Monday at a local pond called Ruwan Kidibo after he tried to cross the water with his brothers to reach his farm on Saturday.
“Also in Kaugama LGA, NSCDC received a report of a drowning incident of a 15-year-old boy, Anas Hamza at Garin Badde, Marke Ward, Kaugama LGA.
“The victim was returning home from the farm when he decided to take bath from a nearby pond, and unfortunately, he was drowned and later, his shoes and clothes were sighted by the pond side.”
CSC Adamu said search and rescue mission was launched with assistance from the locals which eventually led to the discovery of the two dead bodies.
The two bodies were handed over to their respective families and had since been committed to mother earth in line with Islamic injunctions, he said.
DAILY POST reported that four women and a seven-month-old baby died in another canoe mishap in the Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa State.