New year eve Tragedy: Fire Service recover bodies of two young boys from Asa river

By Ibrahim Sheriff

The Kwara State Fire Service has evacuated lifeless  bodies of two boys, namely Damilare 12years old and Kamaldeen 14years old from Asa River, ‘Laola Salasi Street, Mubo area ilorin, Today, 31st of December, 2021.

This horrible incident happened this evening at about 16:36hrs (04:36pm), when one Alh. Eleja suddenly summoned the Brigade to the scene of occurrence.

However, unfortunately, the two victims (Kamaldeen and Damilare) were recovered dead from the river by the firemen.

According to a statement signed by Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, HOD. Media and Publicity of Kwara state Fire Service, “The victims are from ile-laru compound, sabo-line area ilorin. with there colleagues went to swim at Asa-River before they were eventually drowned in the river and we handed over to there biological father Alh. Jamiu before leaving the scene of incidence.”

“Therefore, the Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa urged citizens particularly parents and teachers to keep monitoring their children’s movement especially during this holiday period in order to avoid such terrible subsequent occurrences”, he added.



Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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