5 teenage girls drown in Kebbi

Atiku Bagudu, Kebbi State Governor

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Five teenage girls at Unguwar Kaye of Tarasa in Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area of Kebbi State on Tuesday drowned in the Tafkin Madobiya, popularly known as Indian water.

The girls were among the 10 girls residing in the area who went for a swim after collecting vegetables for their meals at River Rima banks.

The Deputy Governor of the state, Alhaji Samaila Yombe, led top government officials to attend the funeral prayers and commiserate with the families of the deceased.

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It was gathered that two of the deceased girls were from the same family.

The deceased were aged between 10 and 15 years.

Some residents of the area expressed shock at the death of the teenage girls and prayed that nothing like that would happen again.