Boat carrying 100 passengers capsizes in Niger State

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency, NSEMA, says it has received report of boat mishap which occurred in Borgu Local Government area of the state.

The Director-General of the agency, 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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