Mohammed Shaba, Special Adviser to the governor in charge of Niger State Disaster Management Agency on Tuesday announced that 11 persons lost their lives in a boat mishap.
*Local Boat Transporter
He told newsmen in Minna, that the tragedy occurred on Monday, between Garafini-Kodo and Garafini riverine area of Borgu Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, the boat was conveying 18 passengers when the accident happened between 5.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.
Shaba said that seven persons survived the unfortunate incident while the 11 others who were confirmed dead had since been buried according to Islamic rites.
The governor’s aide said that the cause of the accident could not be ascertained yet, but promised that the findings would be made public as soon as it was confirmed.
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