Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Boat Conveying 100 Passengers Capsizes In Niger State


There was a boat mishap in Borgu Local Government area of Niger state.

The Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, NSEMA, Abdullahi Baba-Arah, disclosed this in a statement in Minna on Monday, January 15, 2024.

He stated that the incident happened on Monday afternoon, adding that the boat took off from Dugga Mashaya in Dugga ward heading towards Wara market in Kebbi state.

Mr Baba-Arah noted that the boat was conveying passengers estimated to be around 100 including goods, grains and other valuables.

According to him, the agency is yet to ascertain number of deaths and survivors.

He said search and rescue operations were ongoing by local divers, the agency desk officers and local government officials.

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