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Kano bans use of commercial boats in Bagwai-Badau river


Kano state government on Wednesday banned the use of commercial boats in ferrying passengers in Bagwai-Badau River in Bagwai local government of the state.

Solacebase reports that on Tuesday a boat with about 50 passengers capsized claiming the lives of about 29 passengers, in Badau village of the local government area.

It could be recalled that in 2008, 24 persons died in a boat mishap at Badau village during a wedding ceremony.

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A statement issued by the state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba said in the interim, government has provided two buses for passenger shuttle between Badau and Bagwai, while three new boats would be procured for effective water transportation in the area.

The statement said other control measures are expected to be instituted when the investigation committee set up by the state government submitted its report for implementation.

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