5 People drowned in a boat disaster on their way to a naming ceremony in Isa’i Niger state.
killing five people. The boat, which was carrying ten passengers from Unguwan and Daudu to a naming ceremony, capsized just minutes after leaving Isa’i.
The boat calamity occurred at Isa’i in Farar-Doka in the Mariga local government region of Niger State, Ibrahim, the head of the Mariga local government, confirmed the tragic incident, saying that five persons were saved and one was injured when the boat capsized.
The catastrophe occurred due to over flooding of the Farar Doka stream, according to Ibrahim Inga, Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA).
“As a result of the overflow, the incident occurred near the Farar Doka stream. He added there were nine people aboard the boat, four of whom were rescued and the bodies of the other five were recovered and removed.