Two boats capsized in Jumbam, Tarmuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State killing two persons and many others unaccountable for.
The Director-General Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed comfirmed the incident happened on Saturday, September 17.
Mohammed said the State Governor, Mai Buni, has expressed shock and sorrow over the accident.
“His Excellency the Executive Governor of Yobe state Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has received with deep sorrow the sad and unfortunate news of boat mishaps in Jumbam community of Tarmuwa local government area,”
“The sad news reaching the governor indicated that two boats loaded with passengers going to Babangida weekly market, capsized with only two bodies recovered.”
“Governor Buni has directed for an intensive search mission with the hope to rescue the victims or their bodies.”
He advised travellers on the roads, streams and rivers as well as, residents along water banks to always be cautious.