The Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, has said that the bodies of 81 people who were capsized on Wednesday have been recovered.
The boat capsized in Warrah town of Ngaski Local Government Area of the state after departing from Lokon Minna in Niger State.
Bagudu made the remarks on Sunday while receiving Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari, who came to offer his condolences, NAN reported.
The governor added that the town of Warrah is close to the Niger River and the Kainji Dam.
“This area remains a route for marine transportation, as it witnesses a lot of activities of canoes and boats on daily basis.“
“There are some boats that can carry and covey three long-trucks of goods at a time and there are some boats that travel as far as Mali from there.“
“But this boat was conveying over 170 people incidentally capsised at Warrah, where only 22 persons were rescued, and as at now, 81 bodies have been recovered and buried and rescue and search is still ongoing.“