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7 die in Niger boat mishap

No fewer than seven persons have lost their lives following a boat mishap in Zhigiri area of Ubandoma ward, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

The incident happened on Sunday 26th December 2021 when a boat capsized with 9 persons on board heading to a ceremony in Dnaweto village.

Spokesperson, Coalition of Shiroro Associations, Mr Salisu Sabo who was an eyewitness confirmed the incident and said the cause of the mishap is still unknown.

Mr Sabo emphasised the need for the federal government and the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission to provide safety measures and equipment in the area to curb incessant boat mishaps.

Niger State Emergency Management Agency has also confirmed the incident.

Reporting Rita Durumi; editing by Muzha Kucha