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Boat accident claims 15 lives in Sokoto

Fifteen people have drowned after a boat capsized in Shagari LGA of Sokoto state.

Confirming the incident, the Chairman of the Local council, Alhaji Aliyu Dantanin said ten out of the twenty-five people who boarded the canoe were rescued.

The chairman said the deceased persons were on their way for a religious activity.

A similar issue was reported in the first quarter of this year in which the state government promised to provide life jackets in a bit to forestall the recurrent misfortune in the area.

According to the inhabitants of the area, life jackets are yet to be provided.

Reporting by Nasir Malali; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Tina Oyinsan