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Five Perish In Boat Mishap In Jigawa

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 06th Sep, 2022 - tori.ng

The remains of the deceased have been released to their relatives for burial.

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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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