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25 dead, 65 people rescued, and 7 missing as Boat Capsizes in Niger State

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The inhabitants of Tijani village of Munya Local Government Area of Niger State have been thrown into mourning following the ugly incidence that rocked it’s people.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that on Saturday at about 6:00pm, a local boat carrying about 100 people including women and children capsized Midway into it’s two hour journey.

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The cause of the tragedy was as a result of an heavy windstorm orchestrated by the evening rain in their locality.

It was alleged that the villages were returning from a local market in Zumba village of Shiroro Local Government Area before they met with that unforseen disaster.

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According to reports, 28 bodies were recovered, 65 people rescued while search is still ongoing for the remaining seven.

 

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Mallam Adamu Ahmed, the Sarkin Kasuwan Zumba, while speaking over the loss called for more support, especially in the area of logistics, to speed up the search operation.

He said:.”Some of the victims were going back to the village to go and get some food items and return to Zumba where they were taking refuge as a result of bandits activities in the communities”.

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According to him, the victims were mostly IDP from about seven communities, all from that same local government, Munya.

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