28 persons die in boat mishap in Niger State.

28 persons were confirmed dead on Saturday evening as a commercial boat conveying 100 passengers capsized in Niger State.

Seven other passengers were declared missing by the State Emergency Management Agency.

The NSEMA Director-General, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Inga, in a statement he personally signed and made available to journalists on Sunday in Minna, the state capital, said 65 passengers survived the incident.

The statement added that the boat mishap occurred around 6:00 pm on Saturday between Zumba in Shiroro local government area of the state and Tija village in Munya local government.

Inga stressed that the passengers on board the ill-fated boat who were specifically from Tija Village in Munya local government area of the state were travelling from Zumba in Shiroro LGA.

The NSEMA DG said the accident occurred about 50 meters to their destination when the wooden boat broke into different parts.

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