An unspecified number of people, mostly women and children has been killed following a boat mishap has occurred in Zumba, Shiroro local government area of Niger State.
The mishap occurred on Saturday morning when the victims were coming to a popular market in Zumba.
Although the actual number of casualty was not known, a source close to Zumba market said that the wooden boat with about 50 passengers and farm produce on board capsized midway into their journey.
The boat according to him took off from Iburo community at about 10am but news filtered into the market at 12pm that the boat which was number five among the boats that took off from the community has capsized.
It was learnt that local divers from the community have swung Into action for search and rescue of the victims.
Recalled that a similar boat mishap on the same waterway in 2021 which claimed over 20 lives.