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Nine bodies recovered from Niger boat mishap, one still missing – NSEMA

Nine bodies recovered from Niger boat mishap one still missing – NSEMA

No fewer than nine lifeless bodies have been recovered from a boat mishap that occurred in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State last week.

Recall that about ten persons, mostly traders, were confirmed dead in a boat incident that occurred on Thursday, November 16.

The Head of Relief and Rehabilitation of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, NSEMA, Alhaji Salihu Garba told NAN on Sunday that so far, nine out of the ten bodies have been recovered.

The victims were reportedly conveying goods from Zongoru Community of Bassa Ward to Gijiwa, ahead of Friday market in Kuta, headquarters of Shiroro LGA, when the tragic incident occurred.

At least 34 persons were said to be on board of which 10 lost their lives, while about 22 were rescued by local divers.

Garba gave the names of the deceased to include Farida Muntari, Sharhabila Sagir, Bubakar Sadiq, Na’ima Ibrahim, Amina, Safaratu Ibrahim, Sadiq Ibrahim and Rafiya Yakubu.

He said that the agency had yet to identify two of the deceased persons, adding that all the deceased were from Zangoro.

He further said that there were 24 male and female adults and 10 male and female children in the boat when it capsized.

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