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Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Five Perish In Jigawa Boat Mishap



Five lives have been lost in a canoe mishap that occurred in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa state.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Lawan Shiisu, said the incident occurred on Friday at about 7 p.m., when a locally made canoe conveying nine passengers capsized in a river in the area.

“The incident happened at Martaba village Gwaram LGA of Jigawa State, while the passengers were returning home after attending Juma’at prayer.

On receipt of the reort, a team of policemen rushed to the scene where four of the passengers; one Barkeji aged 60 and three others, all of Martaba village were rescued alive.

And with the aid of local divers, five bodies were recovered, they are; Lukateru, 60, Musa, 50, Sale, 50, Alhaji Shuaibu, 60 and Dogo, 50, all of Darazau  herdsmen settlement camp in Bauchi State,” Shiisu said

He added that the remains of the deceased have been released to their relatives for burial

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