Traditional ruler lost 4 children to over flooding stream in Katsina
No fewer than four children of the Ward Head of Jiqada, Mani Local Government Area, Katsina State, drowned in this week’s heavy downpour that over flooded the stream in the community, Katsina Post learned.
According to Vanguard newspaper, the children were crossing the stream with the aid of a drift, an improvised bridge, on their motorcycle when they were overwhelmed by the overflowing stream.
A community member who is familiar with the events that led to the children’s death narrated that “When they climbed the submerged drift, the water level was not too deep but around the middle of the stream, the children could not withstand the surging flood.
“Later, two of their corpses were recovered in a neighbouring village, Hamcheta, and the other two at Magami villages in the area.
“Their motorcycle was however recovered close to the drift,” he said.
The former speaker of the State House of Assembly and member representing the Mani constituency in the legislature, Aliyu Sabiu Muduru, paid a condolence visit to the traditional ruler and prayed for the departed souls.