18 Confirmed Dead As Another Boat Capsizes In Niger

About one week after scores of people lost their lives in a boat mishap in Niger State, another boat accident has occurred in the state claiming the lives of no fewer than 18 people.

Confirming the latest tragic incident on Saturday, an official of the Niger State Emergency Agency, Mohammed Shaba said the boat accident occurred on the River Niger.

It would be recalled that about 42 people died and more were declared missing when a similar boat mishap occurred on River Niger close to Malilli Village in Niger State on September 27.