Haliru Abdullahi was playing along with his friends close to a well on Monday when this sad incident happened.

The nine-year-old boy drowned.

Fire service said that the incident occurred at about 9:00 a.m at Kofar Kudu in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano State.

The spokesman of the Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed said: “We received a distress call in the early hours of today (Monday) from a  ward head, Hamza Abdullahi, at about 9:00 am that a boy had fallen into a well.

“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 9:40 am.

“Abdullahi was rescued unconscious and later confirmed dead.

“His corpse was handed over to the Ward Head, Hamza Abdullahi.”

Mohammed advised parents, who have wells in their homes, to raise their height and provide them with lids so as to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

Haliru cannot be brought back to life, we all can only take lessons from his tragic death.

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