Photos: 15 Kebbi worshipers drown in River Niger
Fifteen people have been confirmed dead in a boat mishap that occurred in the River Niger at Yauri area of Kebbi State.
The Area Manger, National Inland Waterways Authority in charge of Yauri, Malam Bissallah Abubakar confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said 19 of the victims of the boat mishap were rescued from the water while four others were still missing.
The victims of the boat mishap were said to be leaving Jeribabo in Yauri for Teteku in Niger State to worship at a hill in the area when the accident happened.
The Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency( NEMA), Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara, malam Suleiman Muhammed said the officials of the agency were already at Yauri to assess the situation.