Seven Girls Die In Jigawa Boat Accident

Sadiq Ilyas  
Updated November 19, 2021
A file photo of a Jigawa map.
A file photo of the map of Jigawa, a state in north-west Nigeria.


At least seven girls have died after a boat capsized in Jigawa on Friday.

According to the police, three other girls were also rescued.

The girls were all aged between 10 to 12 years of age.

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“Subjects reportedly came from Gafasa village via K/Hausa LGA to Gasanya village in Auyo LGA for Maulud Celebratration,” the police said.

“In a haste and anxiety to reach home considering the time, they deliberately decided to drive a boat parked at River Gasanya by themselves in the absence of Craftman.

“They were all evacuated and referred to General Hospital Kafin Hausa F.N.A and confirmed dead by Medical Doctor.

“Investigation is on going.”