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Two Brothers Die In Niger Boat Mishap

Two brothers have been confirmed dead in a boat mishap at Kippo village in the Mokwa Local Government Area of Niger State.

The Director of Media and Strategy at the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management in Niger State, Habibu Wushishi, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, June 23, 2024.

Wushishi, who disclosed that the incident occurred about 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, said the brothers were fishermen.

He noted: “The deceased fishermen were on board fishing on the River Niger when the boat capsized due to the heavy rainfall and windstorm.

“One of the bodies has been recovered while search and rescue operation is ongoing to recover the body of the other victim.”

Wushishi added that bandits also attacked Lanta, Tunga, Dnakau, and Juweedna villages in Erena, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

He said the incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.

The director disclosed that the bandits rustled many cows and sheep, and destroyed many houses, rendering over 600 persons homeless.

Wushishi said the displaced persons from the affected villages had since been taking refuge at Erena and Kuta Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps.

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