Niger: 42 Confirmed Dead, 100 Others Missing in Boat Mishap

29 Sep 2013

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Governor Babangida Aliyu

Aisha Wakaso 

No fewer than 42 persons were confirmed dead while 100 others are believed to be missing in a boat mishap on River Niger close to Malilli Village in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State.

According to the Public Relation Officer of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Malam Ibrahim Hussaini, who made this confirmation in Minna Saturday, the incident occurred on Friday around 2 pm as the traders were returning from Malili Village to their village Tunga Illo across the River Niger, after a market day.

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