18 individuals had been killed when a canoe carrying 23 farmers capsized in Bauchi State.
Though 5 individuals had been rescued alive, the driving force and one passenger had been unconscious.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Ahmed Wakil, made this recognized in an announcement made accessible to journalists on Friday in Bauchi.
In accordance with him, the deceased included eight kids, eight youngsters, and two adults.
He stated the incident occurred on River Buji in Itas Gadau Native Authorities Space of Bauchi State.
He stated, “On Thursday, 12th November, 2020, at 11 am, one Ali Adamu, Village Head of Majiya got here to Itas-Gadau Police Station and reported that on the identical date at about 10.30 am, one Nuhu Kaila, Male of Zango Majiya village, carried about 23 individuals in a Canoe, from Zango Majiya to the farm.
“On reaching the center of river Buji, the canoe capsized and because of this, the next individuals: Abdulraham Shehu, Male (20), Suwaiba Yusuf, feminine (12) outdated, Saude Abdulkarim, feminine (14), Fatima Maigari, feminine (10), Zuwaira Maigari, feminine (10), Hari Maigari, feminine (9), Hussaina Maigari, feminine (8), Ummani Abdulkarim, feminine (15), Halima Saminu, feminine (15), of Gidan Ganji village.
“Others are Najaatu Hamza, (15), Nura Abdullahi, Male (25), Yahuza Abdullahi, (12), Hafsa Abdullahi, feminine (11) of Majiya village, Sadiya Hashimu, (10), Khadija Alhassan, (15), of Gwarai village, Amina Idris, (15) Kaltime Hudu, feminine (14), Furaira Malam Magaji, feminine (14), of Zangon Majiya village had been drowned within the river and died on the spot.”
Wakil, a Deputy Superintendent of Police added, “The canoe driver and one Aisha Adamu, feminine (16), Umaru Adamu, Male (30) had been rescued unconscious.”
He stated upon receipt of the report, the DPO and a crew of policemen rushed to the scene.
“The corpses had been faraway from the river and brought to the Common Hospital Itas, for postmortem examination.
“A medical physician licensed 18 individuals lifeless, whereas 5 individuals had been rescued,” he said.