Four young rice farmers have died when a boat capsized on a river in Hunki village, Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The youths, from Ubbe district of Nasarawa Eggon, were crossing river at Hunki village from their farm rice on Monday evening, November 6, 2023, when the tragic incident occurred.
The victims have been identified as Alkali Congo, Shedrack Dauda, Mashack Dauda and Akolo Moses.
Spokesperson of the state Police Command, DSP Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday said the farmers were returning from the farm when the incident happened.
The PPRO stated that four corpses have been recovered by local divers while the boat driver is still missing.
He added that effort is ongoing to rescue him or recover his body.