According to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), two young girls have drowned in separate incidents in Dutse and Kafin Hausa Local Areas of the state.
This was disclosed by the spokesman of the Jigawa state division of NSCDC, Adamu Shehu, who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria.
In the statement, he gave the names of the deceased as Maimuna Hassan, 3 and Rabi Balarabe, 12, adding that the two incidents occurred separately on Sunday and Monday, respectively.
“The horrible incident occurred when the young girl left home around 5p.m. to join her siblings to play outside, but did not return along with them.
“A search was launched within the neighbourhood for her whereabouts but yielded no results, until around 8:30 p.m. when a friend to her brother spotted her floating gown inside a water drain pit located few meters to her home.
“She was then brought out from the water and rushed to Dutse General hospital, but was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner,” he said.
The spokesman added that her remains was later released to her parents for proper burial.