Hassana Aliyu, a nine-year-old girl in Kasarau Yamma quarters in Dutse, Jigawa state, has been found dead in a well in which she drowned .
This was confirmed to the press by the Director of Jigawa State Fire Directorate, Alhaji Ahmed Danyaro, in Dutse on Friday.
The incident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, according to the director.
”Nobody can ascertain how the deceased fell into the well as we just received a distress call that she has fallen into the well in their home,” he said.
”On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team which rescued her unconscious and later confirmed dead at the hospital.”
He said that the deceased’s corpse had since been handed over to her parents for burial.
The director advised parents who have a well in their homes to raise its height and provide cover to protect children and wards.
According to him, the agency would continue to sensitise the public on how best to use wells at homes.