He said: “The incident happened at around 3:30 pm when a boat capsized with girls numbering about 10 as passengers. Three were rescued while seven others died”.
It was further gathered they were in a haste to reach their destination and decided to drive a boat parked at River Gasanya themselves in the absence of the helmsman.
They were taken to Kafin Hausa General Hospital where seven were confirmed died by a medical doctor.
Jigawa Police spokesman ASP Lawan Adam, confirmed the tragedy, saying “subjects reportedly came from Gafasa village via K/Hausa LGA to Gasanya village in Auyo LGA for Maulud Celebration,” the police said.
“In a haste and anxiety to reach home considering the time, they deliberately decided to drive a boat parked at River Gasanya by themselves in the absence of Craftsman.
“They were all evacuated and referred to General Hospital Kafin Hausa F.N.A and confirmed dead by medical doctor.