Panic As 2 Teenagers Drown In Lagos Beach

Two teenagers have reportedly drowned while swimming at a community beach in Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

The tragedy occurred on Saturday.

The names of the deceased were giving as Dare, 16 and Fawas, 15.

Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos Police Police Command, Baal Elkana, in a statement on Sunday said the Police received a distress call that Dare and Fawas, both residents of Epelemeje Orofun community, Akodo, Ibeju-lekki, allegedly got drowned while playing in the community beach.

“The Command has deployed its Marine Police Team to the area on search and rescue operations.

“The Command advised parents to monitor their children and ensure that they remain at home during this lockdown period,”

He said.