Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, is deeply saddened by the fatal boat incident sailing from Yenagoa to Okpoama in Brass LGA, where the mishap occured at Okoroma community in Nembe LGA.
Yet to be confirmed number of persons are said to be missing in Thursday’s mishap involving a local passenger boat.
The boat was said to be carrying scores of passengers and goods worth millions of Naira from Yenagoa to the Brass island and neighbouring communities when it suddenly went under reportedly due to overweight.
Governor Diri has directed the relevant government agencies, including security agencies, to collaborate in the search-and-rescue efforts and ensure the recovery of all missing persons.
The Bayelsa helmsman sympathised with injured victims and the families that lost persons in the sad incident.
He prayed that God will succour them over the unfortunate mishap.
He added that the government would review the cause of such incidents in order to take steps to ensure safety of lives and goods on the state’s waterways.