Boat Capsizes in Kebi State and 100 People Have Been Declared Missing
After a boat capsized at Corner Libata in Ingaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State. Over a hundred people have been declared missing
About 180 persons were said to have been aboard the boat which capsized 30 minutes after taking off from Loko Mina in Niger State.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has described the incident as unfortunate and sympathized with the families, relatives, and close associates of those who died in the mishap.
The Victims, most of whom were traders, were said to be heading to a market in Kebbi State when the accident took place.
Authorities say search and rescue operations are ongoing. As at the time of filing this report, 20 persons were said to have been rescued with the bodies of four others recovered from the deep.