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Breaking: Fatal Boat Accident in Jigawa State Claims 2 Lives, 18 Safely Rescued

The Jigawa State Police Command announced that two people died and 18 others were rescued in a boat mishap in the state.

DSP Lawan Shiisu, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, made the remark on Monday in Dutse.

Shiisu stated that the command received a complaint about the event, which occurred on Sunday in Kwalgai village, Auyo Local Government Area, around 10 p.m.

He claimed that the canoe capsized on its route to Hadin village in the same LGA.

Shiisu noted that when the event occurred, there were approximately 20 passengers on board the boat.

“On Sunday at around 2200hrs, the command received an incident report from the Divisional Police Officer of Auyo Division, stating that a group of about 20 marketers from Kwalgwai village in Auyo LGA, both male and female, boarded a canoe.”

“The canoe was said to have capsized while traveling across the Kwalgai River toward Hadin village within the same LGA,” said the Public Protector’s Office.

According to him, divers, fisherman, and good Samaritans were quickly notified to help save the victims, while a police team lead by the DPO went to the area.

Shisu revealed that the squad was able to save 18 people alive, but two more, all ladies, went missing.

“Later today, around 6 a.m., the body of one of the missing female passengers, Habiba Ado of Kwalgai village, was found.

“The victim, aged 18, was quickly conveyed to Auyo hospital, but was confirmed dead by a medical doctor on duty,” he informed us.

According to the PPRO, the accident was principally caused by high waves and overloading, which prevented the driver from steering the canoe.

According to him, attempts were being made to locate the missing victim. Shiisu further stated that all rescued victims were sent to the hospital for medical treatment.

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