On Wednesday, three people, including two students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi got drowned in Gubi dam in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

According to sources, some students of the university who were on a short break came to the dam to hold a party to mark the Easter festival. It was learnt that one of the students decided to swim in the dam and got drowned.

The second student who attempted to save the life of his friend also drowned.

The situation subsequently led to the death of the third person who also drowned while trying to save the two students.

Confirming the incident, the General Manager of Bauchi State Water Board, Mr Aminu Aliyu Gital, said three bodies, including two 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 activities of their children and wards.

He said: “We want to warn people against going to the dam to celebrate. There are many ways people can celebrate a festival, instead of exposing themselves to danger.”

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