4 kids, Jinkai Hakila, 10, Bridget Ibrahim, eleven, Valuable Ezra, 14 and Azumi Daniel, sixteen, have been on Saturday discovered drowned in Danko River, Galadimawa Group, FCT suburb.
A correspondent of the Information Company of Nigeria, who visited the group, reviews that residents had been thrown into mourning following the ugly incident.
NAN studies that the 4 lifeless kids along with different youngsters have been on the river for laundry earlier than the incident occurred.
Some eye witnesses informed NAN that the incident occurred at about 11a.m. when the kids had been nonetheless washing within the river.
Miss Blessing Elisha, 14, an eye fixed witness, advised NAN that they had been collectively on the river washing whereas others have been enjoying.
She stated a number of efforts made to cease the youngsters from taking part in within the water yielded no end result earlier than the incident.
“I really didn’t see them getting into the water as a result of I used to be busy washing, immediately I used to be referred to as that three of them had entered the river.
“It was then I seemed up and noticed the fourth one stepping into and an try made to rescue her appeared like I used to be getting drowned.
“Then I left her and ran to name for assist,” she mentioned.
Mr. Alhassan Abdulwahab, one the primary those who responded to the misery name, mentioned it took about three hours to get their corpses out of the river.
He mentioned the knowledge gathered from different youngsters on the scene confirmed that the youngest of the deceased, Hakila, was the primary to enter the river.
He mentioned different youngsters drowned whereas making an attempt to rescue their colleagues.
“We got here to the scene of the incident instantly we acquired the data, and it took a while earlier than we found their corpses as a result of our nets had been already within the river for fishing.
“It was after I pulled out my internet with a really large fish in it that I noticed the 4 corpses in the identical space,” Abdulwahab mentioned.
NAN studies that the 4 corpses have been buried by the river aspect according to the custom of the group.
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