Boat mishap claims 6 lives in Benue

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By Ijeoma Obioma, Makurdi

A boat mishap around Fada village in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State has claimed the lives of six people.

Police spokesperson for Benue command, SP. Catherine Anene, said on Thursday in Makurdi that the tragedy happened at 1:00p.m on Tuesday while the victims were enroute Guma area on their way to Buruku Local Governnent Area.

Anene further disclosed that the boat was conveying forty persons from Guma LGA to Buruku LGA for business purposes when the incident happened in the river around Fada village in Guma.

She added: “Combine efforts of the police and fishermen in the area led to the rescue of twenty six persons who were taken to hospital for treatment, six corpses have been recovered while a search for the remaining eight (8) persons is on going.

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“The commissioner of Police Benue State Command, CP. Wale Abass, commiserates with families and friends of the dead while advising travellers,who choose water transport,to employ maximum safety measures while traveling on water especially now that the volume of water is very high.”

Edited by Dada Ahmed.




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