Boat capsizes in Niger, leaving 24 dead and dozens missing.
At least 24 persons have allegedly died, and an unconfirmed number of others are missing in a boat mishap that occurred in the Mokwa Local Government Area of Niger State.
The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon.
The council chairman, Jibrim Muregi, when contacted, confirmed the accident, adding that the actual number of travellers cannot be ascertained at the moment.
Muregi also disclosed that 24 bodies of the passengers who hailed from various communities of Gbajibo, Ekwa and Yankeiade.
He added that presently a rescue team is on ground to rescue and recover bodies.