About twenty nine dead bodies have so far been recovered from River Niger following the boat mishap that killed over one hundred and fifty passengers at Tsohuwar Labata in Ngaski local government area of kebbi state, Northern Nigeria.
Briefing Newsmen on the update on rescue mission, the Kebbi State Secretary of the Nigeria Red Cross Society, Mr. Ibrahim Ngaski said, the rescue team of Red Cross, Marine Police and Fishermen were trying to recover more bodies.
Mr. Ngaski said the major challenge was inadequate logistics such as speed boats, life jackets and stretchers that would enable the teams carry out their duties effectively.
“Most of the bodies recovered, their eyes were removed by big fish in the river and there bodies have started to decompose”.said Ngaski
He however called on the federal and state governments as well as other organizations to assist in providing logistics to the rescue teams.
Secretary of the Red Cross Society, decried that, inadequate logistics will discourage the rescue teams particularly fishermen and volunteers in continuing with the rescue operation.