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14 bodies of rice farmers in Kebbi boat mishap recovered

Rescuers have recovered 14 bodies from Tuesday’s boat mishap in Koko/Besse Local Government Area of Kebbi. Six persons, however, are still missing.

The boat was conveying about100 rice farmers to Samanaji, a riverside community, when it capsized.

Already 80 people were rescued alive while the search for the six missing persons has continued.

Governor Atiku Bagudu, accompanied by Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami were in the community on Thursday to commiserate with them over the accident.

Mr Bagudu warned boat operators to avoid night journeys and overloading, and observe safety measures at all times.

He prayed for those who died and their families to bear the loss with fortitude.

The governor commended those who rendered assistance towards the rescue of the boat passengers and ongoing search for the missing ones.

The Chairman of the council, Yahaya Bello, Bello said that search and rescue operations were still ongoing in the area to see if more persons would be found.

The governor’s delegation included former governor Saidu Dakingari, APC governorship candidate, Dr Nasir Idris and the Speaker of the state Assembly, Abubakar Lolo, among others.

(NAN)