Victims of Niger State Boat Accident Receive Mass Burial

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Niger State has conducted the burial of ten victims of the boat accident that occurred last Thursday, following Islamic rites.

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) shared images on Monday, illustrating the mass burial of eight children among the casualties.

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The boat, carrying a total of 34 individuals, including 10 children, capsized while traveling from Zangoro Bassa/Kukoki Ward terminal to Gijiwa/Kato Ward terminal in the Shiroro Local Government Area last Thursday.

Providing an update on Monday, NSEMA disclosed that their investigation identified water hyacinth, strong waves, and grafting trees as the factors contributing to the boat’s capsizing.

The victims, primarily traders, were transporting goods from the Zongoru community of Bassa Ward to Gijiwa, preparing for the Friday market in Kuta, the headquarters of Shiroro LGA, when the tragic incident occurred.

Salihu Garba, the Director of Relief and Rehabilitation at NSEMA, stated, “Ten lives were lost, including Farida Muntari, Sharhabila Sagir, Abubakar Sadiq, Na’ima Ibrahim, Amina, Safaratu Ibrahim, Sadiq Ibrahim, Rafiya Yakubu, and two unidentified victims.

The boat had six drivers, including Dahiru Yusuf, Sa’idu Shu’aibu, Ahmadu Garba, Sa’idu Garba, Abdulaziz Yahaya, and Lukuman Sani.”

He revealed that survivors included Surajo Ibrahim (Zangoro), Ibrahim Wakili Nababa (Zangoro), Yahaya Yahuza (Zangoro), Murtala Sarki (Zangoro), Yakubu Hamza (Zangoro), and Sahabi Abdullahi (Zangoro).

 

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