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Tragic Boat Mishap Claims Lives in Niger State: Rescue Operations Underway

An undisclosed number of individuals have been tragically confirmed dead following a boat mishap in the Borgu Local Government

Tragic Boat Mishap Claims Lives in Niger State: Rescue Operations Underway

An undisclosed number of individuals have been tragically confirmed dead following a boat mishap in the Borgu Local Government area of Niger State. The incident occurred yesterday, involving a boat that departed from Dugga Mashaya in Dugga ward, carrying approximately 100 passengers along with goods, grains, and other valuables en route to Wara market in Kebbi State.

Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Abdullahi Baba-Arah, officially confirmed the incident in a statement released in Minna yesterday. The accident took place in the afternoon, and as of the statement’s issuance, the agency was still working to determine the precise number of casualties and survivors.

Abdullahi Baba-Arah disclosed that search and rescue operations were actively underway, conducted by local divers, NSEMA desk officers, and local government officials. The efforts aim to locate and assist any survivors and recover those affected by the unfortunate boat mishap.

Quest: Cris-Edesiri Odjomah

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