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23 feared dead as boat mishaps in Kebbi, govt consoles families



Scores dead following a ferry accident in Kebbi state

The Kebbi State Government has expressed condolences to members of the immediate families, the Yauri Emirate Council, and the local government following a boat mishap involving 30 traders.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Monday.

According to reports, the boat, loaded with 30 traders and their goods, sailed from Kasabo village to Yauri town on Monday for commercial activities when it capsized.

However, seven people were rescued alive, while 23 others were still missing as the rescue operation was still ongoing.

Gov. Idris appealed to the affected families to accept the will of God in good faith and prayed to Almighty Allah to grant the deceased persons Jannatul Firdaus (Paradise).

“I want to urge you to see what happened as the will of Almighty Allah that nobody can question, therefore, accept it in good fate. We should also continue to pray to Allah to forgive their shortcomings and grant them Jannatul Firdaus,” he prayed.

The governor prayed for the quick recovery of those injured during the heinous incident and for Almighty God to put an end to such occurrences.

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