Fishermen die as boat capsizes


CITIZENS COMPASS – Two persons were recovered desd in a boat mishap at Kippo village, Mokwa Local Government Area of Niger state.

The victims were said to be brothers.

The Director of Media and Strategy, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management in the state, Habibu Wushishi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

He said that the victims were fishing when the incident occurred at about 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.

”The deceased fishermen were on board fishing on the river Niger when the boat capsized due to the heavy rainfall and windstorm.

”One of the bodies has been recovered while search and rescue operation is ongoing to recover the body of the other victim,” he said.

Mr Wushishi also disclosed that bandits had simultaneously attacked Lanta, Tunga, Dnakau and Juweedna villages in Erena, Shiroro Local Government area of the state.

He said the incident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on June 20.

The commissioner explained that the bandits rustled many cows and sheep and destroyed many houses, rendering over 600 persons homeless.

He said that the displaced people from the affected villages were currently taking refuge at the Erena and Kuta internally displaced persons camps.




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