A tragic incident occurred on Thursday, June 6, in Bako village, located in the Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Mrs. Maimuna Aliyu, a 32-year-old housewife, slipped and died while collecting rainwater.

The incident was reported by journalists, which quoted a neighbor, identified only as Usman. He recounted that the mishap took place at approximately 8:12 am during a period of heavy rainfall. Usman explained that Mrs. Aliyu, a mother of four, had taken a basin to collect rainwater but lost her balance and slipped. At the time, her husband and two of her children were away at the farm.

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Usman described the sequence of events, saying that Mrs. Aliyu was unconscious when neighbors rushed her to a nearby hospital. Despite their efforts, she was tragically pronounced dead by a medical doctor upon arrival.

“The rain was pouring heavily,” Usman said. “Maimuna went out with a basin to fetch water, but she missed her step and fell. Her husband had gone to the farm with two of their children, so she was alone with the other two kids at home when it happened.”

The news of Mrs. Aliyu’s untimely death has cast a shadow of grief over the community. Neighbors and friends have expressed their sorrow and offered condolences to the bereaved family. Mrs. Aliyu was known in the community as a caring mother and devoted wife, and her sudden death has left many in shock.

Local authorities have yet to release an official statement regarding the incident. The FCT police command has not commented on the case, leaving many questions unanswered about the safety measures in the area, especially during heavy rains.