By John Ikani
Five persons are feared drowned in Taraba State, following a boat mishap over the weekend.
Disclosing this to newsmen on Tuesday, spokesperson of the Taraba State Police Command DSP Abdulahi Usman said the boat was carrying 14 passengers when it capsized.
According to him, the incident occurred after the boat carrying passengers from Mayo-Reniwo village in Ardo-Kola Local Government Area, to a village in Karim-Lamido Local Government capsized midway into the journey.
The spokesman who said nine of the passengers were successfully rescued, added that five other passengers were missing and might have drowned.
He however noted that search operation was on for the five victims.
Heritage Times gathered that one of the five persons missing in the accident is Rev. Shedrack Bako, a Pastor with the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria (CRC-N).
The pastor was said to be returning back to his place of primary assignment.