Six die in Benue boat mishap, 26 rescued

The Police Command in Benue on Thursday confirmed the demise of six individuals in a boat mishap which occurred in Guma Native Authorities Space of the state.

That is contained in an announcement issued in Makurdi and signed by the command’s spokesperson, Sewuese Anene.

The assertion mentioned that the command received info on Tuesday at 1.00 p.m. {that a} boat transporting 40 passengers from Guma LGA to Buruku LGA for enterprise capsized in the river round Fada Village in Guma LGA of the state.

Mr Anene mentioned the efforts of the police and fishermen in the world led to the rescue of 26 passengers who had been taken to an undisclosed hospital for remedy.

She mentioned that six corpses had been recovered and a seek for the remaining eight passengers was ongoing.

The police spokesperson mentioned that the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Wale Abass, had commiserated with the households and the chums of the victims.

She added that the CP charged travellers who select water transportation to make use of most security measures whereas travelling particularly now that the amount of water was very excessive.

Premium Occasions earlier reported how no less than eight folks died from one other boat accident in Yobe State.

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon when two passenger boats certain for the Babangida weekly market capsized. Two folks had been initially confirmed lifeless from the accident.

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