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

Published 2 years ago by: MrJohn
at 06:45 PM, 14/09/2017 (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.

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ejikeiyo at 07:46 PM, 14/09/2017 (2 years ago)
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pricklong at 08:00 PM, 14/09/2017 (2 years ago)
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tegonwa at 08:22 PM, 14/09/2017 (2 years ago)
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May God Have Mercy On His Children.Amen.Nawaa O!
benosky4 at 08:57 PM, 14/09/2017 (2 years ago)
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Oworen25 at 11:08 PM, 14/09/2017 (2 years ago)
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I just dey look una
Floyd29 at 11:48 PM, 14/09/2017 (2 years ago)
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Sad.. Rip
OkeEyitayo at 08:07 AM, 15/09/2017 (2 years ago)
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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
proly at 08:53 AM, 15/09/2017 (2 years ago)
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What a loose
paulsmit at 09:02 AM, 15/09/2017 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: ejikeiyo on 07:46 PM, 14/09/2017

You are also a wasted generation.

ruthie at 10:39 AM, 15/09/2017 (2 years ago)
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Oworen25 at 10:45 AM, 15/09/2017 (2 years ago)
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God please help us
yawa_don_gas at 05:50 AM, 16/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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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
tegonwa at 02:27 PM, 16/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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Life Is No Longer What It Used To Be.No Longer Interesting,but Let's Look Up To God.
CHRISETTE at 01:05 AM, 18/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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Oh dear rip to the dead
Novic at 07:38 PM, 19/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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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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