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