Bauchi—Tradegy struck, yesterday, in Bauchi State, when three people, including two unidentified students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi State, were drowned in Gubi Dam, Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state.
According to sources, some students of the university went to the dam for picknic to mark the Easter celebrations when one of them reportedly decided to swim in the dam and got drowned. The second student, however, got drowned while attempting to save the life of his friend, just as the third victim died while trying to save the lives of the two students.
Some residents of the area, however, told Vanguard that many people had lost their lives while trying to swim in the dam in the past, wondering why some people still toyed with their lives by swimming there.
They called on the state government to enact a law banning such activities in the dam due to the tragic incidences which had occurred there in the past.
Confirming the incident, the General Manager of Bauchi State Water Board, Aminu Gital said three bodies, including two unidentified students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University were recovered from Gubi Dam water treatment plant.
Aminu who expressed shock over the incident, called on parents and guardians to always monitor the activities of their children so as to prevent future occurrences.