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Five extra victims of a ship accident bright ladies folks and children fleeing armed gang violence in central Nigeria beget been chanced on.
The head of the Niger exclaim emergency company, Ahmad Ibrahim Inga, told the BBC the our bodies of 4 children and one man beget been chanced on on Thursday.
Now an total of 13 folks beget been confirmed dreary in the boat tragedy – 10 of them children. Their burials beget taken region.
The victims, all from the village of Galkogo in Niger exclaim, beget been fleeing a lethal attack by gunmen on their neighborhood on Tuesday.
Their boat then capsised on a necessary river. Some managed to acquire away.
Officials acknowledged the boat capsised because it turn out to be once outmoded and overloaded with folks .
Armed gangs, in the community identified as bandits, beget stepped up attacks in northern Nigeria displacing merely about a million folks and perpetrating mass kidnapping for ransom. .
No longer no longer up to seven our bodies beget been recovered and about a dozen folks beget been lacking after a ship carrying mostly ladies folks and children capsised in north-central Nigeria on Wednesday, residents acknowledged.
Two residents in Guni village in Niger exclaim acknowledged the passengers on the boat beget been searching for to acquire away from gunmen who had attacked their village in the Munya native authorities residence.
Guni resident, Kabiru Musa, told Reuters by cell phone that his wife and 7-year-ancient child beget been amongst extra than 20 of us that boarded the wood boat and beget been lacking.
“After we heard info that armed bandits beget been heading to our village, we immediately put our families on a ship in narrate to acquire away. Sadly, their boat capsised in the guts of the river,” he acknowledged.
Waziri Mu’azu, a foremost college teacher, who turn out to be once section of the rescue team, acknowledged the victims beget been crossing to the loads of aspect of the Guni-Zumba River when the boat capsised. Seven our bodies had been recovered to this level, he acknowledged.
A Niger police spokesman did no longer reply to calls and text messages on his cell phone searching out for comment. –BBC/Reuters