26 women and children die
Following a boat mishap on the Shagari River in the Shagari local government region of Sokoto state, 26 people have been confirmed dead.
Aliyu Dantani, Chairman of Shagari Council Area, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday, April 13 in Sokoto, that the accident happened on Tuesday evening, April 12.
Dantani added that 21 of the 26 bodies retrieved were women, while five were children, and that a search and rescue attempt was still underway.
The mayor, on the other hand, stated that the exact number of passengers on the boat could not be determined right away.
Local divers were currently in the river, he said, trying to figure out how to recover dead or save lives.
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