No fewer than 15 people were reportedly killed during a boat accident in the Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
The Chairman of Shagari Local Government, Aliyu Dantanin Shagari, said the incident happened on Tuesday evening.
There were 25 people in the boat sailing to Mauludi before the accident happened.
The Shagari area has been faced with the problem of boat accidents which have cost many lives.
The state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, in a condolence visit during another boat incident in the local government area recently promised to provide live jackets to waterways users to reduce the casualty rates during boat mishap.
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