Boy drowns while fishing in Chereponi river

Boy drowns while fishing in Chereponi river

A 13-year-old boy, Razaq Amadu, has drowned in a river at Chereponi in the Northern region in the early hours of Saturday.

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The deceased met his untimely death when he went to the riverside with his friends to fish, according to a distressed relative. According to a relative, Rabi Ibrahim Razaq returned to the river after a successful catch Saturday but slipped and fell in the river leading to his demise.

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Ibrahim said residents living around the river heard screams and quickly a search party was organized to retrieve the body. The deceased has since been buried in accordance with Islamic tradition while the police is yet to be informed.

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