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Jigawa Police Confirm Death Of Baby, 4 Women In Boat

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A seven-month-old baby and four women have lost their lives in a boat mishap that occurred in the Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

Confirming the incident on Wednesday, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Lawan Shiisu, said it occurred on Tuesday evening.

He said, “On Tuesday, at about 6 p.m., information at our disposal revealed that on the same date at about 4:30 p.m., four women and a child boarded a canoe from Nguru Yobe State to Adiyani village in Guri LGA of Jigawa State.

“Unfortunately, the canoe capsized close to their destination. The driver managed to escape alive, while the passenger drowned.”

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He said local divers in the area immediately swung into action to rescue the passengers, where they recovered the corpses.

The PPRO said the corpses were taken to Adiyani health facility and were certified dead by a Medical Doctor.

Shiisu gave the names of the deceased as Oneyaniwura Kasagama, 50, Lafiya Bulama, 40, Badejaka Kasagama, 40, Gimto Kasagama, 40 and Mai Madu Bulama, the seven-month-old baby.

The PPRO said the victims were all residents of Adiyani village, adding that an investigation into the case had commenced.

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