Twenty-eight people have died as a result of a boat mishap in the Gidan-Magana village of Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

Speaking to newsmen, the village head of Gidan-Magana, Mohammed Auwalu, said the incident happened yesterday morning while the victims were crossing the water on a boat, heading to a nearby village called Badiyawa.

Narrating the incident, Auwalu said the boat was carrying 34 people – mostly women and children, but along the line, it plunged into a log beneath the water and capsized.

Frantic efforts were made to speak with the Shagari Local Government Chairman, Aliyu Abubakar, to no avail, as he could not be reached as at the time of filing this report.

Credit: Punch

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