A statement by DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar, Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, stressed that the incident did not take place at the Wikki Warm Springs in Yankari Games Reserve.
Statement said in full:
We wish to update the public on the incident that was reported as death at Yankari Games Reserve in sections of the media: the drowning accident, unfortunately happened at the pool of Wikki Hotels in Bauchi metropolis and not Wikki Warm Springs in Yankari Games Reserve.
We condole with the family of the deceased, and pray the Almighty console them for their loss. We also offer prayers for the victim.
We wish to reiterate that members of the media should verify all facts before going to press. It is the professional and ethical thing to do.
The Police PRO Bauchi State Command, quoted in the report has cleared the air, and stated the facts of the incident to dispel all falsehoods attached.
DSP KAMAL DATTI ABUBAKAR
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER PPRP
BAUCHI STATE POLICE COMMAND