Six persons have been confirmed dead in a boat accident that occurred on Saturday in a river in Bengaji District of the Yabo Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
Confirming the deaths in a statement on Sunday, Alhaji Mika’ilu Sabo-Yabo, the Assistant Information Officer of the local government area, said the six persons died after the boat they were travelling in capsized, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. According to the statement, four other passengers of the ill-fated boat survived with minor injuries. The statement explained that the boat broke into two while in motion before it capsized, killing six of the passengers, who were from Kissa, Gadara and Kalangu villages. Read more