A 37-year-old man, Umar Ayuba, has died in a well at Kawon Maigari in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
The spokesman for Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano.
Mr Abdullahi said that the incident occurred on Tuesday evening.
“We received an emergency call at about 5:20 p.m. from one Mamuda Abdallah, who said that a man had been trapped inside a well.
“We immediately sent our rescue team to the scene at about 5:32 p.m,” he said.
Mr Abdullahi further said that Mr Ayuba was asked to help retrieve some women’s wrappers that fell inside a well.
According to him, the victim got suffocated inside due to the lack of oxygen.
“He was brought out of the well unconscious and handed over to Insp. Adamu Sani of Hotoro Police Division,” the police spokesman said.
He said the man was conveyed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital but was confirmed dead on arrival at the facility by a doctor on duty.