Boat capsize: 38 people feared dead in Bauchi
From Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
38 people are feared dead after they were drowned in Kirfi River, Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Chairman of Kirfi Local Government Area, Alhaji Bappa Abdu Bara Danmalikin Bara disclosed this in Bauchi while answering questions from reporters.
He said: “I want to commiserate with the people of Kirfi, Bauchi State and Nigeria as a whole over the loss of our brothers on their way to their farms.”
Bappa added: “They entered canoe; they were 40 in number on the 7th of October 2019, and unfortunately all of them were drowned with only two people escaping, but the remaining 38 got drowned.
He prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive the souls of those who lost their lives.