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Dead bodies were recovered from a lost ship

Efforts of the marines assigned with the responsibility of rescuing the remains of the victims of the Taraba boat mishap, have no doubt begun to yield results as three out of the five missing bodies were confirmed to have been recovered.

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Five out of the fourteen passengers on board of the ill-fated boat, it would be recalled, were reportedly missing in the accident that occurred on River Benue early this week.

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The passengers on board were said to have left Mareniwo in Ardo-Kola council to Karim-Lamido council when they were submerged by the river.

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Confirming the report, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Abdullahi Usman, said apart from the pastor whose body has not yet been recovered, the remains of the other victims have been found.

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The feat, he said, was made possible following the combined efforts of the locals and the marine, who according to him have been patrolling the river.

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As at the time of filing this report, the search party as stated by him, have vowed not to go to bed pending when the remains of the pastor were recovered.

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Some of the locals who also spoke with our correspondent via a telephone, said “Youths from the village surrounding the river, especially those that can swim, have all volunteered and are helping to search for the remains of the pastor and the other victim.”

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Our source who gave his name as Aliyu, said the youths have collectively resolved not to come out of the river pending when their aims are achieved.

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Some members of the church where the late pastor was in charge before his demise, told DAILY POST that they have been praying and fasting for his corpse to be recovered.

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This according to one of the members who seek anonymity “is because we want to give him a befitting burial according to the Christian rites.”

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