Special Report: Uproar As Abandoned Lagoon Kills 13 Years Old In Tanke, Ilorin - 9japarrot


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Tuesday 23 May 2023

Special Report: Uproar As Abandoned Lagoon Kills 13 Years Old In Tanke, Ilorin

By Afeez Saheed

Trouble loomed as 13 year old child got stocked and eventually died at Tanimola community in Tipper garage area of Tanke, Ilorin South Local Government in Kwara State.

9japarrot Media Team stormed the community in the early hours of today to gather first hand information regarding the ugly incidents.

Our findings revealed that the Lagoon emanated from the uncompleted gutter guide from the Nigeria Police Force F Division Quarters in Tanke. 

The Lagoon was reported to have been abandoned by the past Government cutting across the era of Dr. Bukola Saraki and his successor, Abdulfatah Ahmed.

The community people also briefed our men that the current administration has also been carried along regarding the worst situation of the lagoon which they have been witnessing over the years.  

According to members of the community, they noted that they have written several letters to the current Government seeking urgent and crucial intervention regarding the it which all proves abortive. 

It was a black Saturday on the 20th of May, 2023 the countless negligence led to the ugly incident that cost the soul of a young promising child of 13 years old, Haliyah who eventually got stock in the lagoon and died prematurely.

It was a painful experience to the people of the community and a great loss to the people of the Tanimola community.

Our findings also revealed that countless properties have been damaged as a result of the deadly lagoon.

Speaking with the Youths of the Community, they said they have in several times without numbers draw the attention of the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor in person of Rafiu Ajakaye to the ugly developments and worsening situation of the lagoon, and hasn't shown any sign of coming through to help the situation.  

The community who's currently mourning the death of the promising young 13 years old child cries out and humbly calls for the immediate and quick intervention to save the lives and properties of the people of Tanimola community in Tanke.

Reporter: Afeez Saheed || 9japarrot

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