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Nigerian Activist Fawaz Alabi Drowns at Ibeshe Beach in Lagos

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Prince Jean

Apr 14, 2024

Tragedy

Fawaz went missing around the time of the Eid-al-Fitr celebrations, and his lifeless body was discovered washed ashore at the beach. @youtube

The recent series of tragic water-related incidents in Nigeria, including the drowning deaths of renowned figures from different walks of life, has deeply impacted communities and underscored the critical need for increased safety measures around water bodies.


The latest tragedy struck with the death of Fawaz Alabi, a prominent Nigerian youth activist, whose body was discovered on the shores of Ibeshe Beach in Lagos. Alabi had been reported missing since the end of the Eid-al-Fitr celebrations. The initial report of his death was shared on social media by a user identified as @SKOOLB01, who described Alabi as a "vocal leader and original Lagos boy."


This incident follows closely on the heels of another fatal accident where actor Junior Pope and three crew members perished after their boat capsized in the River Niger in Asaba, Delta State, en route to a film location.

Additionally, the activist community mourns the loss of Fola Francis, a respected transgender model and LGBT advocate, who drowned at Ilashe Beach in Lagos on December 20, 2023. The news of Francis's untimely demise was confirmed by journalist Vincent Desmond through a formal statement.


These consecutive losses have not only sent shockwaves through their respective communities but also serve as a stark reminder of the hazards associated with water activities and the importance of adhering to safety protocols at all times.


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