Four persons today died when their canoe capsized in Shuwarma village in Kirkasama local government of Jigawa state.
An eye witness, Malam Iliyasu, says the canoe was on its way to Gubusum village when the accident occurred.
Jigawa state Police Pro, ASP Abdul Jinjiri, who confirmed the incident, said the victims were from Machina in Yobe state.
"We have received a report that nine persons from Machina in Yobe state boarded a canoe from Shuwurma village in Kirkasama local government on their way to Gubusum village. The canoe later capsized and the villagers were able to rescue five people - while four died. Those that died included two men, a woman and her child."
He said the police confirmed that there is no foul play and the corpses have been handed over to their families