One person drowned and another was injured in a boat mishap at Nansa village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
The Director-General of Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Ahmed Inga, disclosed this in Minna on Saturday.
He said the agency, on Saturday, received a report of a boat mishap involving passengers and goods loaded from Nansa village by the river bank upstream Shiroro dam. Inga said the boat was heading towards a Saturday market in Zumba, Kwara State, when it hit a tree stump and broke into two.
He said one person drowned while one other sustained injuries, adding that search and rescue operation was very slow as the area of the incident is a bandit enclave, and rescuers were afraid of being kidnapped.
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