Niger State Boat Kills 15 People
15 die in Niger boat mishap, several others missing.
A boat mishap in Niger state has left 15 persons dead with several others still missing.
According to reports, the boat mishap occurred at about 6:00 pm on Saturday when the villagers were returning from a local market in Zumba, Shiroro Local Government Area of the state.
mallam Adamu Ahmed, the Sarkin Kasuwan, and the Head of the zumba Market confirmed this incident and reported that the local boat was carrying over 60 people, including women and children when it capsized due to a heavy windstorm.
Among the victims were some returnees who had earlier fled their homes with their children due to bandits’ attacks.