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Baby, 4 women die in Jigawa canoe mishap – Police

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THE Jigawa Police Command has confirmed the death of a seven-month old baby and four women in a canoe mishap in Guri Local Government Area.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the incident in Dutse on Wednesday.

“On Tuesday, at about 6 p.m., information at our disposal revealed that on the same date at about 4:30 p.m., four women and a child boarded a canoe from Nguru Yobe State to Adiyani village in Guri LGA of Jigawa State.

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“Unfortunately, the canoe capsized close to their destination. The driver managed to escape alive, while the passenger drowned,” Shiisu said.

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He said local divers in the area immediately swung into action to rescue the passengers, where they recovered the corpses.

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The PPRO said the corpses were taken to Adiyani health facility and were certified dead by a Medical Doctor.

Shiisu gave the names of the deceased as Oneyaniwura Kasagama, 50, Lafiya Bulama, 40, Badejaka Kasagama, 40, Gimto Kasagama, 40 and Mai Madu Bulama, the seven-month old baby.

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The PPRO said the victims were all residents of Adiyani village, adding that
investigation into the case had commenced. (NAN)

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