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  • Updated: September 12, 2022

Again, Canoe Mishap Kills Two In Jigawa

Again, Canoe Mishap Kills Two In Jigawa

Boat Mishap

Another canoe mishap led to the death of two persons on Sunday in Jigawa while on their way to a condolence visit.

There have been more cases of canoe mishaps, leading to deaths in the state, which may be linked to the overflow of the rivers and poor transportation vessels.

According to the Jigawa Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Lawan Shiisu, the sad accident occurred in Ringim Local Government Area of the state.

“Today, at about 12:40 p.m., information at our disposal revealed that a particular canoe with 13 occupants who were on transit from Dabi village toward Siyangu village, all in Ringim LGA reportedly capsized.”

“The occupants were on their way to pay a condolence visit,” Shiisu said.

He explained that upon receipt of the report, a team of policemen launched a search and rescue mission at the scene with the assistance of local divers in the area.

The PPRO added that the mission led to the recovery of seven persons on the spot who were all rushed to General Hospital, Ringim for medical attention.

According to him, two out of the seven recovered occupants, Bara’atu Garba, 30, and Mahmud Surajo, 3, were certified dead by a medical doctor on duty.

Shiisu said the remains of the deceased were later released to their families for burial.

He added that the remaining five persons were receiving treatment at the hospital, while the other six victims were still missing.

He also disclosed that efforts to recover the six drowned passengers were being intensified.

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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

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