Six Die, 12 Missing as Boats Collide
Not less than six people have been reported dead while twelve (12) are still missing as boats capsized on Tuesday in Shanga Local Government Area of River Niger.
According to reports, the incident was as a result of a collision between two canoes carrying traders and their goods on Tuesday at about 8:30 p.m. in Barikin Sakace in Shanga Local Government Area.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Dakingari, confirmed the incident to newsmen in the state on Wednesday.
“Two canoes were carrying more than seventy-eight (78) passengers, six persons have been confirmed dead while twelve (12) are still missing and over sixty (60) were rescued.
“Governor Atiku Bagudu of the Kebbi State has directed the traditional rulers, local government chairmen, Nigerian Inland Waterways’ officials and Marine Police to prohibit night travels by boats and canoes.” He said