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One of the survivor of the boat accident that happened on Wednesday at Kebbi state testify that it her ability to swim that saved her from the boat accident.

Aisha Usman one of the many passengers that set on the journey to the market at Malele town located at Niger state before the unfortunate accident occured few hours into the journey.

Kebbi state Authority told Nairagists that currently divers and Emergency agencies are working at the site trying to save any survivor alive.

“What actually saved me is just my ability to swim, I would have been dead by now if not for that ability and unfortunately I lost all my goods in the boat”

“We were heading to the Malele town market, what happened was just destiny because it was not the first time the boat pilot overload the boat”

“I didn’t injure myself and I am at home, I pray they rescue more survivor.”

Area manager of National Inland Water Ways at Kebbi state, Yusuf Birma told NairaGists that what happened is clear case of over loading and they do regularly warn boat operators to stop it.

“We do warn them about over loading several times and also since it wooden boat at least after every 5 years they should always change it.”

“Estimated persons inside the boat could be upto100, including motorcycles and so many things which ordinarily could make any boat to mishap.”

According to Mr Yusuf his men of divers and rescuers are still in the river searching for survivors.

“So far we have recovered 5 dead bodies and many other persons are still missing, our officers and local divers are still searching.”

The management plead with the government and Federal Government of Nigeria to support them with lot of rescuer boat to help them deliver effectively.

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