By Sunday Rolilefon
Six school children are now missing after a boat mishap that occurred on Wednesday in Ojo, Lagos.
The Spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the South-west, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, said the boat mishap occurred around 8 am and that it involved 14 school children.
He said the children were being conveyed across to Ojo to Irewe Jetty also in Lagos State to their school.
Eight of the students were rescued alive. Farinloye said: “NEMA has just been alerted of a boat mishap involving 14 school children who were being conveyed across Ojo to Irewe Jetty to attend their school. Eight of the 14 children were rescued alive.”
A speedboat was said to have collided with the boat coveying the children leading to the mishap.
Farinloye said six children were yet to be recovered by last night. According to him, further searches will continue on Thursday.
NEMA had two weeks ago issued a strong warning against the ongoing turbulence on the sea and the need for ferry/boat operators and other users to be very careful while carrying out their daily activities.