KEBBI STATE: 53 DEAD IN BOAT MISHAP

Bagudo (Kebbi) – The Chairman of the Bagudo Local Government Council in Kebbi, Alhaji Muhammad Zagga, confirmed on friday that no fewer than 53 traders were feared dead in a boat capsize on River Niger in Bagudo, Kebbi.
speaking to Newsmen, Zagga in a phone interview, said that the traders were going to the market when the incident happened.
“Majority of the traders are from Gaya Village in Niger Republic. “They were going to a market in Lolo when their boat capsized,” he said.
Zagga further disclosed that out of some 100 passengers on board the boat, 47 were rescued while others could not yet be found. The chairman said that the authorities in Niger Republic had deplored 500 divers to search for the missing people.

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