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Boat capsize in Sokoto: One Dead, 21 Missing


Boat capsized  in Sokoto: One Dead, 21 Missing

It has been reported that One person lost his life, while 21 are missing, in a capsized boat carrying 30 passengers in the Bafarawa River in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State on Saturday when the passengers from Modaci and Bafarawa villages were heading to Isa town.

Presently, it has been reported that the local divers retrieve a corpse, rescued eight persons and are currently searching for the remaining 21 persons.

Ibrahim Dingyadi,The Director General, Sokoto State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), attested the incident to journalists in Sokoto on Monday.

He said officials of Isa Local Government had informed the agency about the incident, adding that arrangements had been made on rescuing persons left  which is still ongoing.

He stated that SEMA officials had supported the local government workers and local divers in the search for the remaining 21 persons.

Dingyadi explained that residents of the area use small boats for transportation and as such was not safe because they overload them while he shunned them against using of small boats in view
of the heavy rains.

He added that the state government was doing its best to rescue the victims and also assist their families.

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