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4 teenage girls drown in Jigawa pond

FOUR teenage girls have been confirmed died in Sakwaya village of Dutse local government area in Jigawa state after they were drown in a pond while searching for firewood.

Reports from the state ‎indicated that the children attempted to swim across a stagnant pond at Farantama District under Albasu local government of Kano State.

The girls‎, Sumayya Gadi, 7, Zuwaira Abdulhamidu, 12, Ummi Sa’adu, 11 and Gaji Sa’adu,12 ,were said to have been sent on errand by their parents to fetch firewood from the neighbouring bushes when news broke to members of the village that their wards were killed.

All the victims’ corpses have been recovered and buried immediately in accordance with Islamic rite.

The police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdul Jinjiri, who confirmed the incidence, said the four girls were first recovered by their parents and immediately buried therefore, no autopsy was conducted on them.

He however stated that from their preliminary investigation and report from their parents, the girls were said to have died as a result of drowning.

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