Sad!! Five Children Drown As Canoe Capsized In Kaduna

There was confusion in Hanya Danbushiya,
Kaduna North Local Government Area, on
Tuesday following the drowning of five children
when their canoe capsized in River Kaduna.
The children, who were all canoe peddlers, were
said to be returning to the river bank to pick
other passengers in the early hours of Tuesday.
It was gathered that residents of the village
immediately organised a search party to look for
the bodies of the children.
As of the time of filing this report, three out of
the five bodies had been recovered.
Aminu Ibrahim, leader of the search party, gave
the names of the victims as Aliyu Mohammed, 13;
Shehu Ismaila 13; Ibrahim Ladan 14; and his
brother, Musa Ladan, 15, and Mustapha Hamad,
Ibahim said, "We know that these boys were very
good canoe paddlers and are trusted by those
who use canoe as a means of transport. They left
early with full passengers and on their way
coming, from what we learnt, the canoe hit an
object in the river and then capsized."
On his part, the Village Head of Doka in
Danbushiya, Alhaji Musa Liman, described the
incident as unfortunate.
He expressed disappointment over the response
by the state Fire Service, who failed to respond to
the villager's distress call when contacted.
The bodies of the deceased had been buried at
the Danbushiya cemetery according to Islamic

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