A boat conveying 40 people on Monday, October 7, capsized in River Kirfi in Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Okay.ng learned that 38 persons out of the 40 drowned on their way to their farms.
Bappa, Abdu Bara Danmalikin Bara, the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Kirfi Local Government, announced this incident in a statement to Okay.ng in Bauchi, the state capital.
The statement reads: “I want to commiserate with the people of Kirfi, Bauchi State and Nigeria as a whole over the loss of our brothers on their way to their farms.
“They boarded a canoe – 40 other them on Monday October 7, 2019, and unfortunately 38 of them were drowned. Only two persons survived.
“We discovered only two dead bodies along Badara when we conducted a search and rescue operation. Local experts searched the waterways but unfortunately, we didn’t recover any more bodies of the victims. We suspect all of them drowned.”