Another canoe mishap has claimed two lives in Kebbi State.

This comes about 48 hours after 22 passengers died when their canoe capsized.

In this incident, reports suggest the canoe left Binua village, Yauri Local Government Area conveying 11 people to a market when it turned over.

The Chairman of the local council, Musa Mohammad, confirmed the latest incident on Friday.

According to Mohammed, “They were going to trade in Yauri when the wave accompanied by strong wind forced the canoe to capsize.

 “Two persons, a Fulani woman and an elderly person, were feared drowned in the river.”

Mohammed, however, said the rest of the passengers were rescued.

The chairman blamed the incident on the driver’s refusal to heed the warning issued by officials of the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority not to embark on the journey.

He said: “He was warned by the officials not to embark on the journey because of the unfavourable weather condition, but refused to heed to the advice.”

The Acting Executive Director, Kebbi State Emergency Management Agency, Abbas Kamba, also confirmed the incident.

Recall that 18 passengers travelling from Jeribago village in Kebbi to Tuteku village in Niger State died on Wednesday when their wooding boat collided with a tree trunk.

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