Jigawa NSCDC raises concern over canoe mishaps as death tolls rise to 20. The rising number of canoe accidents in Jigawa State has alarmed the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, or NSCDC.
This was stated in a news release given to DAILY POST and signed by the public relations representative for the NSCDC Jigawa State Command.
According to the statement, CC Musa Alhaji Mala, the NSCDC Jigawa State Commandant, raised alarm over the increased number of drowning incidents in the state brought on by overflowing rivers and streams.
According to the DAILY POST, at than 20 people died in the state due to various canoe accidents, drownings, and building collapses.
He said that overloading, utilizing an ancient canoe, and inexperienced drivers were to blame for the majority of canoe catastrophe events.
He said, “Most of these boats are ancient, and the captains are not experienced.”
In order to lower incident rates, “We are going to send our personnel to Patrol and watch the activity of canoe drivers.”
Mala, however, encouraged the government to address the issue by providing motorized boats in the places where people are relying on canoes because of the floods.