Jigawa Police Headquarters confirmed the deaths of seven girls in a boating accident on the Gasanya River in Auyo local government area of the state on Friday.
According to Shiisu, the deceased, aged 10 to 12, lost his life after the boat carrying 10 of them capsized on Friday at around 12:15 p.m.
He explained that the incident happened after 10 girls returned from the Maulud celebration in the village of Gafasa to Kafinhausa LGA and decided to row the boat parked on the river bank.
The PPRO, however, said three of the girls were rescued. “On November 19 at around 12:30 am, information was received from the village chief of Gamfai that in the early hours of Friday at around 12:15 am, a boat capsized with about 10 girls.” Three of them were rescued while seven others died.