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21 Die In Benue Boat Mishap



About twenty-one persons have lost their lives in a boat mishap that occurred yesterday evening at River Benue in Makurdi, the State Capital.

The police public relations officer (PPRO), Benue State Police Command,  DSP Cathrine Anene who disclosed this to Journalists in Makurdi explained that at about 1430hrs, the command received information that twenty three (23) members of ECAN Church Ijaha, Makurdi Local Government boarded a Boat to attend a conference across River Benue.

She informed that at the middle of the river, the boat capitalized.

According to her, Marine Police search party was deployed to the scene where two persons were rescued alive while 21 persons are still missing up till now.

DSP Anene however said that further development will be communicated to members of the public as the Police make progress in the search.