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Five die in boat mishap in Jigawa

Sep 6, 2022

Five persons have been confirmed dead in a canoe mishap that occurred in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa state.


A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Lawan Shiisu, said the incident occurred on Friday at about 7 p.m., when a locally made canoe conveying nine passengers capsized in a river in the area.


He added that the remains of the deceased have been released to their relatives for burial.