Boat accident in Niger kills man, his 2 wives, others
Seven persons have lost their lives in a boat mishap in Zhigiri village, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
Among those who die in the accident were a man, his two wives and four others.
A resident in the area who is also the spokesman for the Coalition of Shiroro Association, Salis Mohamed Sabo, told a correspondent in Kaduna that the incident happened when the villagers were travelling to Dnaweto a neighbouring village in the hinterland for a naming ceremony at about 4pm on Sunday
According to him, they are yet to recover the corpse of the deceased, just as he called on the Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission, HYPPADEC, to as matter of urgency, respond to the devastating incidents.
He also appealed to authorities concerned to provide safety measures including life jackets among others, to help the local people adapt to their new way of life and to also prevent the future occurrence of the ugly incident.