53 Traders Dead In Boat Mishap On The River Niger, Kebbi

2 years ago by: MrJohn
(m) at 14-09-2017 06:45PM (2 years ago)

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The Chairman of the Bagudo Local Government Council in Kebbi, Alhaji Muhammad Zagga, confirmed on Thursday that no fewer than 53 traders were feared dead in a boat mishap on River Niger in Bagudo, Kebbi.

Zagga told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a phone interview that the traders were going to a market when the incident happened.


“Majority of the traders are from Gaya Village in Niger Republic.
“They were going to a market in Lolo when their boat capsized,” he said.

Zagga said that out of some 100 passengers on board the boat, 47 were rescued while others could not yet be accounted for.

The chairman said that the authorities in Niger Republic had deplored 500 divers to search for the missing people.

Also commenting on the incident, the Acting Director-General of the Kebbi State Kebbi Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Abbas Rabi’u, described the incident as unfortunate and disastrous.

“The victims were mostly traders from Niger Republic,” he said.


ejikeiyo (m) at 14-09-2017 07:46PM
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WASTED GENERATION
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pricklong (m) at 14-09-2017 08:00PM
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SO SAD
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tegonwa (m) at 14-09-2017 08:22PM
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May God Have Mercy On His Children.Amen.Nawaa O!
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benosky4 (m) at 14-09-2017 08:57PM
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RIP

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Oworen25 (m) at 14-09-2017 11:08PM
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I just dey look una
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Floyd29 (f) at 14-09-2017 11:48PM
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Sad.. Rip
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OkeEyitayo (m) at 15-09-2017 08:07AM
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In d belly of fish, it is dark, a Sheol where light of day is total darkness. To d family, may God give d fortitude to bear d lost
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proly (f) at 15-09-2017 08:53AM
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What a loose
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paulsmit (m) at 15-09-2017 09:02AM
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Quote from: ejikeiyo on 14-09-2017 07:46PM
WASTED GENERATION

You are also a wasted generation.

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ruthie (f) at 15-09-2017 10:39AM
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RIP
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Oworen25 (m) at 15-09-2017 10:45AM
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God please help us
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yawa_don_gas (m) at 16-09-2017 05:50AM
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Please please hold on, why e be say everywhere I take even when I wan hide yawa dey there?
Why why?
Na yawa life, yawa goes on
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tegonwa (m) at 16-09-2017 02:27PM
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Life Is No Longer What It Used To Be.No Longer Interesting,but Let's Look Up To God.
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CHRISETTE (f) at 18-09-2017 01:05AM
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Oh dear rip to the dead
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Novic (m) at 19-09-2017 07:38PM
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This is serious oooo.... wetin person no go see
for this world
make I just dey waka pass,
ageg I dey waka go jare,
will waka come later
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