Adamawa boat mishap claims 8, 7 missing



At least eight persons died, eight were rescued and seven others are missing in a boat mishap at Njuwa lake in Rugange village, Yola South Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Dr Suleiman Muhammad, Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), has confirmed during an interview with newsmen in Yola on Saturday.

The Executive Secretary said “So far we have recovered eight dead bodies, rescued eight persons and we are still searching for about seven others.

“Their boat capsized due to bad weather, there was thunderstorm actually about the time they got on the boat,” he said.

According to him, the agency is still working to identify all crossing points in the state to provide live jackets for passengers as directed by the state Deputy Governor, Prof. Kaletapwa Farauta.

The mishap occurred on Friday.

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