Many MISSING as boat carrying over 100 passengers capsizes in Taraba


An unspecified number of persons are missing after a boat carrying over 100 passengers capsized in Karim Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The boat capsized in the Binneri community of Karim Lamido midway through River Benue on Saturday evening, October 28, 2023.

The incident

The boat was returning from a fish market in the Mayoreneyo community of Ardo-Kola LGA of the state.

It was gathered that none of the passengers wore life jackets.

Spokesman for the state police command, Abdullahi Usman, confirmed the incident to journalists on Sunday.

Numbers of casualty

He was however silent on the accident casualty figure.

A source in the area Mister Jessy Danladi told Channels Television that a few minutes after the incident, three bodies were recovered and thereafter twelve others were recovered by fishermen in the area.

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The source disclosed that the ill-fated boat was returning from a fish market in the Mayoreneyo community of the Ardo-Kola Local Government Area before the incident took place 50 minutes after take off.

Acting Chairman of Inland Water Transporters in the state, Jidda Mayorenero, who confirmed the incident said 15 bodies have been recovered so far.

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