Over 150 People Missing As Passenger Boat Capsizes In Nigeria

 More than 150 people have been reported missing following a boat mishap that occurred in Warrah, headquarters of Ngaski LGA of Kebbi state, on Wednesday.

Abdullahi Haruna, chairman of Warrah local government council, confirmed the incident to NAN.

According to him, the accident occurred around 11am on Wednesday.

Haruna also said 22 people who wore live jackets had been rescued, while search-and-rescue efforts are ongoing for the remaining victims.

Nafiu Abubakar, spokesman of the Kebbi police command, also confirmed the development, adding that findings will be made public later.

According to NAN, a resident who confirmed the incident via telephone, said the boat took off from Loko in Niger state with over 150 passengers.

The source said about 20 people had been rescued, including a baby boy whose mother had not yet been found.

The resident also added that many of the rescued passengers were from Warrah town.

“We are afraid that many people may have died from this mishap, because according to report, the boat took off with over 150 persons and many are still missing,” the source said.

The resident added that many people had trooped into the town from Niger state in search of their relations who are said to have boarded the boat.

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