One hundred people have been declared missing after a boat capsized on Malale River in Borgu Local Government Area, Niger state at about 3pm yesterday been May 26th.
According to our source, it was stated that the boat had left Malale in Borgu LGA heading to Kebbi state when the incident occured.
The exact number of deaths is yet un-certained as rescue operations is still ongoing in the area. About 180 persons were said to have been on board before the boat capsized 30 minutes after it took off from Loko Mina in Niger State.
Boat mishaps in Niger state have been a reoccurring incident. Between 2019 and 2020, at least 50 people lost their lives on the Malale River following incidents of boat mishaps.
In April 2021, some people died after a boat carrying over 70 passengers, mostly farmers and traders also capsized on a river at Zumba in Munya Local Government Area of the state.