The lifeless body of a 44-year-old man was found in Agba Dam, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, after he drowned.
Spokesperson of the Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, who disclosed this in a statement said the incident occurred at 10:50 hours on Monday, November 27, 2023.
According to Adekunle, the service responded to a distress call from one Mr. Onikepe Bolaji reporting a body found in the dam.
“The firemen swiftly embarked on a rescue operation, inflating their boat upon arrival. They successfully recovered the body of a 44-year-old man who had drowned,” the statement read.
“The rescue team’s expertise was evident and the recovered body was handed over to DSP Achimugu Samuel of the Nigeria Police.
“Present at the scene were the Honourable Commissioner for Water Resources, Hon. Usman Lade and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources.
“The Honourable Commissioner commended the rescue team for their exemplary performance in handling the situation.”
Meanwhile, the Director, of Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, expressed sadness over the incident and urged the general public to be more vigilant in their neighbourhoods to prevent similar occurrences.