The Police Command in Jigawa has recently stated that no fewer than eleven persons drowned in various rivers in Jigawa state in the last one month.
This was made known via a statement issued by the spokesman of the command, SP Abdu Jinjiri, in Dutse on Tuesday.
The Spokesman described the number of people drowned within such period as “outrageous”, also urging parents and guardians to monitor their children or wards sent on errands so as to reduce the disturbing incidents of drowning to the barest minimum.
The statement read;
“The police has decried the outrageous number of people drowned in rivers in the state in the last one month.
“No fewer than eleven of such incidents were recorded in some parts of the state.
“The Jigawa police command has expressed serious concern over the spate of drowning in the state, as no fewer than eleven of such ugly incidents were recorded in places such as Ringim, Guri, Kiyawa, Dutse, involving children and adults alike within the last one month.
“It is the sincere advice of this command that people who are not conversant with swimming should desist from bathing or fishing in any pond or river.”