A boat conveying about 150 passengers sank and all the passengers drown into the deepest part of river Niger in Kebbi state yesterday.
This was made public by the BBC Hausa service in a broadcast earlier this morning, according to BBC the exact numbers of passengers in the boat is yet to be ascertain but report have it that the boat carried over 150 passengers.
BBC Hausa Service reported that the boat which carried above 150 passengers, was coming from Lokon Minna in Niger State and heading for Warra in Kebbi State when the accident happened and sank into the River Niger.
Ibrahim Ngaski,who is the Secretary of the Red Cross,Kebbi State branch has fault the accident of the boat to overloading. As the boats contains majorly , miners,artisans and traders who carried sand and motorcycles among others.
According to Adamu Umar Warra, who confirmed the accident, only four dead bodies have been recovered, in which two of them is male and two others female, while 18 persons have been rescued and rushed to hospital for medical attention.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolence message to Kebbi state through a press statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has described the news of the capsizing of a boat in the Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State as devastating, offering his heartfelt condolences to the families of those affected by this tragedy.
Buhari also extended his appreciation to all the team involved in the rescuing mission.