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9 Killed In Niger Boat Mishap

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Nine persons have been feared dead including a pregnant woman in Shata Sabo in shiroro local government area of Niger state yesterday on their way to market to sell their farm wares.

LEADERSHIP gathered that the boat conveying ten of the victims including a pregnant woman as the only woman in the boat, capsised during the late afternoon down pour in the area that border Bosso local government area of the state.

It was learnt that of the ten persons on board only one persons survived while the pregnant woman  was among those  drowned in the river that is one of the tributaries of   River Kaduna  that host the Shiroro Electric  Hydro dam.

It was learnt that the increase in the water level could not be also divorced from the recent excess water spillage from the  dam  aside the consistent rainfall that have been on in the state in recent days.

The director general, Niger state Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmed Inga confirmed the incident to LEADERSHIP and stated that the rescue team of the agency were there trying to find the body of those drowned.



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