Five teenage girls at Unguwar Kaye of Tarasa in Birnin
Kebbi Local Government Area of Kebbi State have been
reported drawn on Tuesday in the Tafkin Madobiya,
popularly known as Indian water.
The girls are out of 10 girls resident in the area that
decided to go 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. Two of the deceased girls were from the same
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 no more lives would be
lost in the river.