Kaduna Boat Mishap: Two Bodies Recovered, Three Missing

Channels Television  
Updated October 12, 2017

Local divers have recovered two bodies of the five students from a Private Secondary School who drowned in the Kaduna River, while others are still missing.

The victims are reported to have slipped from an old barge and plunged into the water while on excursion at a waterworks facility at the Kaduna River in the state capital.

According to the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), a search-and-rescue operation is on to find the missing students.

 Five secondary school students had been declared missing after a boat capsized in a river in Kaduna state, North West Nigeria.

The incident was said to have occurred on Wednesday afternoon.

The Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency, Ezekiel Baba-Karik who confirmed the incident to Channels TV, said the victims, from a private secondary school in the state capital, were on an excursion at River Kaduna when the incident occurred.