- Some residents of Katsina state who were celebrating the Sallah season drowned in a boat accident in the state
- The number of people has been estimated at approx 24 are estimated to be passengers on the boat that capsized in the state’s Mai’adua Local Government Area
- Regional sources said most of the occupants of the ill-fated boat were mostly children and youth
At least 18 bodies, including children, were recovered after a boat carrying some sallah pointers crashed into the Mai’adua municipal government State.
The Daily Trust reports that six people, mostly children, have also been reported missing after the incident, which involved around 24 people.
A resident of the area, Lawal Sakatare, said there were a total of 24 people on board the tragedy own boat when the incident occurred.
Sakatare said that passe nger on the boat, most of whom were small children, drowned.
He added that 14 of the victims of the ill-fated boat were from Tsabu village, while four of them were locals from Dogon Hawa village,
“Fifteen of the 18 were buried in Mai’adua today (Thursday) while the remaining six people on board are still missing.”
The resident said some people from the affected villages were scouting the river area on a search and rescue mission for possible survivors.
He added that over time hopes of rescuing the boat’s occupants alive continued to dwindle.
Bandits launch new attack in Katsina, killing re-elected councillor, 2 others < /h2>
News that would sadden many, unknown gunmen had launched a deadly attack in Katsina state.
In an attack of Terrori sts, a newly elected councilor of the Gozaki Ward in the state’s Kafur Local Government Area, and two others were killed.
Meanwhile, Katsina state has become the hotbed of the recent attacks of the country himself as governor of the state, Aminu Masari has urged residents to buy weapons to defend against bandits.
Insecurity: 38 suspected bandits, 5 police officers killed in gun battles
No fewer than 38 suspected bandits were killed in separate firefights in Katsina state.
This was announced on Thursday, December 30, during a “special press conference ‘ by Sanusi Buba, the Katsina State Police Commissioner C ommand, announced.
It was reported that five brave police officers also paid the highest price, while others sustained injuries of varying degrees.
The Commissioner, represented by SP Gambo Isah, the command’s police public relations officer, paid tribute to the personnel who died in the line of duty.