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Five missing in Taraba boat accident

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Five people are reportedly missing in the Taraba State section of River Benue after a boat accident over the weekend.

The boat was said to be carrying 14 passengers from Mayo-Reniwo village in Ardo-Kola Local Government Area to a village in Karim-Lamido Local Government before capsized midway into the journey.

Taraba State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP. Abdulahi Usman, confirmed the accident to newsmen in Jalingo, the state capital.

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He said a search is still on for five of the fourteen passengers as only nine of them were rescued. He said there is a likelihood that those missing passengers may have drowned.

The PUNCH mentioned that one of the missing passengers is Rev. Shedrack Bako, a pastor with the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria.

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When contacted, Taraba State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Isaiah Magaji said he was aware of a boat mishap, but could not ascertain the calibre of persons involved in the accident.

“I am yet to get a clear picture of the incident because the reports that are available to me now are very scanty. I am still expecting detail report of what actually happened and who are the people involved,” he said.

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