Seven female Maulud celebrants drown as boat capsizes in Jigawa

Seven young girls reportedly lost their lives on Thursday night when a boat capsized between Auyo and Kafin Hausa Local Government Areas of Jigawa State.

According to BBC Hausa, the accident happened when the girls were on a voyage to cross a river on their way home from a Maulud celebration at Gasanya town.

It was gathered that the boat was conveying 12 persons when it capsized, the 7 girls died and the remaining 5 cheated death.

“They were on the way, going back to their hometown of Gafasa in Kafin Hausa LGA from Gasanya in Auyo LGA,” a source said.

Malam Mikail Jibril, a bereaved parent, said the 7 girls were between the ages of 11 and 12.

The village head of Gafasa, Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi, said the girls have been laid to rest.

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