A boat carrying thirteen persons, including women and children, has capsized in Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
Naija News gathered that the victims were said to be traveling from Doruwa to Ginga when the incident occurred on Thursday.
The incident was confirmed to newsmen by the Chairman of the local government council, Alhajo Aliyu Dantine Shagari.
He stated that the boat might have been overloaded leading to the incident.
He said, “But there are other causes of boat mishap including strong wind. We are still investigating the matter to know what actually led to the accident.”
Dantine Shagari added that all their bodies had been recovered and buried in line with the Islamic rites.
Reacting, Governor Aminu Tambuwal condoled with the people of Shagari.
He promised to provide them with motorized boats and life jackets.
Similarly, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has described the deaths of the 13 persons as very shocking and saddening.
He prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant the deceased persons Aljannat Firdaus, as well as give the bereaved families, the people and governments of Shagari Local Government and Sokoto State, the formidable fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.