An unfortunate incident occurred as a 12-year-old boy, identified as Lekan Benjamin, on Tuesday, March 16, drowned at Asa River in Ilorin while swimming in company of his friends.
Falade Olumuyiwa, Director of the Kwara State Fire Service, confirmed the incident, describing it as unfortunate.
He stated that the tragedy occurred when the victim, a pupil of Junior Secondary School, Ilorin, went swimming with some of his classmates while returning from school.
At about 1:21 PM on March 16, the State Fire Service arrived the scene, at Ejiba Road, off Stadium road, Ilorin.
According report from the fire officers present at the scene, 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.
Falade John Olumuyiwa (CFO) sympathized the family of the deceased and advised parents to watch over their children’s movement in order to prevent similar occurrences.