Wednesday, 4 June 2014

11 die in Niger boat mishap

The Niger State Disaster Management Agency has confirmed the death of 11 persons in a boat mishap between Garafini-Kodo and Garafini in Borgu Local Government Area.

The Special Adviser in charge of the agency, Mohammed Shaba, said the accident occurred on Monday.

Shaba said 18 passengers were aboard the ill-fated boat when the accident occurred between 5pm and 6pm.

He said seven persons survived while the bodies have been buried.

Governor Mua’zu Babangida Aliyu has condoled with the Emir of Borgu, Senator Haliru Dantoro and the people.

Aliyu said: “This is no doubt a dark moment for us here in Niger State. These were people who were hale and hearty, pursuing various legitimate courses until they met their untimely death.

“I see this as a personal loss not just in my capacity as governor, but first as a human being who attaches much premium to human life and dignity.”

Wednesday 04 June 2014


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