About seven girls have been reported dead after a boat conveying 12 girls capsized in a river in Jigawa State.
A boat conveying about 12 girls has reportedly capsized in a river in Jahun Local Government in Jigawa State. An eyewitness stated that the girls were on their way from Tsuburi Darai village to Gilma village before the mishap which led to their death. The girls were reported to have been between the ages of nine and 12 years old.
nine bodies were reportedly recovered from the river while five others are still missing. According to Muhammed Nasir, the secretary of Jahun Local Government Area, efforts have been made to recover the bodies of the missing girls
Meanwhile, the state police has c confirmed the incident through its Public Relations Officer, Abdul Jinjiri, who stated that a total of 6 deaths were recorded