Twenty-three feared dead in capsized boat conveying 30 traders

The Kebbi government has commiserated with members of immediate families, the Yauri Emirate Council, and the LGA over a boat mishap involving 30 traders.

Twenty-three people were feared dead.

Ahmed Idris, the governor’s chief press secretary, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

The government appealed to the affected families to accept the will of God in good faith and prayed to Allah to grant the deceased persons jannatul firdaus (paradise).

“I want to urge you to see what happened as the will of Almighty Allah that nobody can question. Therefore, accept it in good faith. We should also continue to pray to Allah to forgive their shortcomings and grant them Jannatul Firdaus,” said the statement.

The government prayed for quick recovery of those who sustained injuries during the ugly situation and prayed to God to end the recurrence of such events.

It was learnt that the boat, loaded with 30 traders and their goods, was sailing from Kasabo on Monday to Yauri town for commercial activities when it capsized.

Seven people were rescued alive while 23 others were still missing as the rescue operation was still ongoing.


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