How 150 Nigerians Were Drowned In River Niger


About 150 persons are feared dead in a boat accident on the River Niger, close to Malilli village in the Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State in northern Nigeria.

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About 42 bodies have been recovered while more than 100 others are reportedly missing in the boat mishap which occurred at 10:30pm on Friday.

The Public Relation Officer of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Ibrahim Hussaini, told journalists on Saturday that the incident occurred as the traders returned from Malili village to their village, Tunga Illo, which is across the River Niger.

“The boat was believed to have carried over 150 passengers, mostly traders when it capsized mid way into its journey, resulting in the drowning of 42 passengers, while 100 others are missing.

No survivors were reported as divers give up rescue mission by late Saturday.

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Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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