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Scores of people are reportedly missing after a passenger boat with about 100 people on board capsized in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State.

Director General, Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Abdullahi Baba Arah, confirmed the incident to newsmen.

He said that the number of deaths and survivors had yet to be established.

The ill fated boat, according to him, took off from Dugga Mashaya in Dugga ward, Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State and was heading to Wara market in Kebbi State with its goods and passengers when the incident occurred.

“The incident happened this afternoon, Monday 15th January 2024, at about 2:05pm. No clear information about death and survivors yet. Meanwhile, search and rescue operations are ongoing by the local divers, NSEMA desk officers and local government officials. Updates will be forwarded as they are received,” he said.

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