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Teenager dies during swimming exercise in Kwara

A teenager simply dentified as Abdulkadir has drowned during an ill-fated swimming excursion in Kwara State.

According to Daily Trust, The incident occurred around 4pm on Thursday.

The deceased, believed to be 17-years-old, had followed two others to the river at Ora village, Monasara, Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.

He was at the area to write the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

According to a village source, “Abdulkabir begged one of the residents, Tosho, 10, and his friend to take him to the river to swim.

“On their way, they met one of the school teachers who enquired where they were going to and they lied to him that they were going to buy bread. But he eventually died in the process; and his corpse has been recovered,” the source added.

It was gathered that his father, Mr Abdulsalam, who resides in Idi-Ape area of Ilorin, consented to his being buried by the riverside.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Kwara State Command, Ajayi Okasanmi (SP), when contacted said he has not been briefed.

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