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Boat, Conveying 100, Capsizes In Niger State

A boat Conveying no fewer than 100 passengers has capsized in Borgu Local Government area of the state.

The Director-General of the State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Alhaji Abdullahi Baba-Arah, who made this known, in a statement in Minna, said that the incident occurred yesterday, January 15 afternoon.
According to him, the boat took off from Dugga Mashaya in Dugga ward heading towards Wara market in Kebbi state.
Baba-Arah confirmed that the boat was conveying passengers estimated to be about 100 including goods, grains and other valuables.
He said that the agency is yet to ascertain the number of deaths and survivors, saying that search and rescue operations have commenced instantly by local divers, the agency desk officers and local government officials. Source: NAN.

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