At Least 29 Persons Killed In Niger State Community Boat Accident

No fewer than twenty nine persons have died in Malale Waterfronts in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State following various accident in 2022.

The National Inland Waterway Authority (NIWA), through its Managing Director, Dr. George Moghalu confirmed that the figure declined after several efforts to curb accidents compared to the over 100 deaths recorded in 2021.

Dr Moghalu stated during the commissioning of PB Port Harcourt Fibre Patrol, Surveillance Boat at the Malale Waterfronts, Borgu Local Government Area of the state, that the reduction in the mishaps is hinged to the cutting of tree stocks on the waterfront.

Represented by the Deputy Director, Navigation, Captain Abdulkadir Abu, the Managing director advised water users to avoid night journeys and desist from boarding without life jackets.

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