15 children die as boat capsize in Sokoto


Up to 15 people have been confirmed, while others sustained injuries after boat mishap on waterway in Shagari local government of Sokoto state

The incident, veritynewsonline gathered occurred on Tuesday, and the victims (all girls) were said to be on their way to the bush to fetch firewood

According to the eyewitness account, over 40 girls were on board when the incident happened.

A resident of the area, Muhammad Ibrahim, said 15 corpses were already recovered and local divers were still searching for the other girls or their corpses.

Speaking when he visited the scene, the chairman of Shagari local government, Alhaji Aiyu Abubakar confirmed the incident and disclosed that the recovered bodies were being prepared for burial.