Tragedy as 38 Farmers have been reported drowned in Bauchi State, Nigeria as they were going to their farms.
The sad incident occurred in Kirfi River, at Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The Executive Chairman of the local government, Alhaji Bappa Danmalikin Bara, who disclosed this to journalists on Monday said that efforts to rescue them proved abortive.
According to Bara, “I want to commiserate with the people of Kirfi, Bauchi State and Nigeria as a whole over the loss of our brothers on their way to their farms.”
He explained, ‘‘They entered a canoe and were 40 in number. But, unfortunately, 38 of them drowned; only two people escaped.”
He stated, “We discovered two bodies along Badara and we contacted local divers but we couldn’t rescue them.
“We suspect all of them died. We pray to Almighty Allah to forgive them of their sins.” He said.