LOCAL SCENE-Mother, daughter, granddaughter die in Niger boat mishap

A total of seven people have died in a boat mishap on River Gbako in Katcha Local Government Area of Niger State on Friday, an official of the state emergency agency said.
Malam Ahmed Inga, Director General, Niger State Emergency Management Agency told
newsmen in Minna on Saturday that four women and three children drawned when the boat they were travelling in capsised.
He explained that the boat was conveying 10 female farmers from Balsa community to a rice farm across the river.
Inga said that three women were rescued by local divers after the accident, which occurred at about 11am.
“Yabagi Ibrahim, the owner of the farm lost a wife, a daughter and granddaughter in the unfortunate incident,” he said.
Gbako river is located on the border between Katcha and Lavun Local Government Area of the state.


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