The Kano Fire Service on Friday rescued a 15-year-old boy who was trapped inside a layer of an elevated bridge located at ‘Kofar Nasarawa’ in the Kano metropolis.
Kano State Fire Service spokesman Saminu Abdullahi told PREMIUM TIMES that the boy was rescued unharmed and handed over to police.
Abdullahi identified the teenager as Hamza Hayaha, a resident of the Sharada neighborhood, who fled his home for about three months fearing punishment.
“He spent three months wandering between the Kofar Nasarawa flyover bridge and the GSM market of the agricultural center within the metropolis.
Hamza Hayaha, the boy who was trapped inside a layer of an elevated bridge
“The boy lost his mother, he was staying with his father, he ran away from home after one of his neighbours, who owns a grocery store, sent him with N4000 to buy things for him.
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“He spent the money and is afraid to go home for fear of punishment for the money.
“God willing, we have managed to rescue him and hand him over to the Kwalli Police Division in the state,” the spokesman said.
“We asked him how he got stuck on the overpass, he said he found himself there without knowing how,” Abdullahi added.