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29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by eGuerrilla(m): 4:28pm On Mar 21, 2013
Nigeria finds 29 survivors from trafficked immigrant boat

(Reuters) - Nigerian authorities have so far rescued 29 survivors from a boat carrying scores of trafficked immigrants that sank on its way to Gabon, the National Emergency Management Agency said on Thursday.

At least 45 people drowned, according a local doctor who said he received the bodies.

Initial reports from traders at the dock from where the boat departed suggested there were 166 people on board, but emergency agency spokesman Yushua Shuaib said on Thursday there were actually 128 people, based on the boat's manifest.

"The boat originated from Benin. Security agencies are still investigating the allegations that the boat was involved in human trafficking," he said. "The rescue operation is still ongoing."

He said the agency had itself only been made aware of nine bodies recovered so far.

Survivors told Reuters on Wednesday the boat had been carrying illegal immigrants trafficked to Gabon, an oil producing state of around 1.5 million people that enjoys relative prosperity by west and central African standards.

Trafficking routes from West Africa to Europe through Spain's Canary Islands are well known, but Gabon is also top destination for immigrants seeking a better life.

In July 2008, the bodies of 37 suspected illegal migrants were found dead on the seafront of Gabon's capital Libreville, after a boat capsized taking the same Nigeria to Gabon route.

(Reporting by Afolabi Sotunde; Writing additional reporting by Tim Cocks in Lagos; Editing by Alison Williams)

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Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by iamswizz(m): 4:41pm On Mar 21, 2013
Thank God for the survivors







1st!!!!!
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by LeBaN: 4:42pm On Mar 21, 2013
Thank GOD
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by omoodeogere(m): 4:43pm On Mar 21, 2013
3rd to comment
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by Okija_juju(m): 4:44pm On Mar 21, 2013
All Glory be to the rescuers...

4th to comment...

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Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by Bash Me(m): 4:44pm On Mar 21, 2013
Halleluia
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by omoodeogere(m): 4:45pm On Mar 21, 2013
Okija_juju:
okija wetin u dey comment

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Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by Sagytarius(m): 4:45pm On Mar 21, 2013
iamswizz: Thank God for the rescuers.
1st!!!!! to be rescued
omoodeogere: 3rd to be rescued
Okija_juju: All Glory be to the rescuers...

4th to be rescued...

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Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by St.Frank(m): 4:45pm On Mar 21, 2013
Lord have mercy... Thank God for the survivors n rip to the dead ones::: #8 to...... cheesy e no easy lol
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by yorke1: 4:47pm On Mar 21, 2013
Good news. 9th to comment not bad at all
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by alfredo4u(m): 4:48pm On Mar 21, 2013
to God b thy glory great things He has done, so luv He thy world that He gave us His Son.

Thank God 4 d survivers
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by eGuerrilla(m): 4:51pm On Mar 21, 2013
While no more than a moot point given the scale of this tragedy, the following report indicates most of the victims involved were actually foreigners.

Boat mishap: Survivors, NEMA speak on victims’ identities

The two survivors of the ill-fated wooden boat which capsized 40 nautical miles off the coast of Calabar on Friday have disclosed that the victims who perished were mostly foreigners.

13-year-old Hafsat Zakare is a Nigerian, but lives with her parents in Gabon, while Kive Sani, 27, is a Togolese.

Both of them are recuperating in Bakor Medical Centre, Calabar. They told Blueprint in Calabar that the incident occurred as a result of a complete breakdown of the outboard engine used, and that the boat carried 133 passengers and five crew men and not 168 as previously reported by the media.

They said the passengers who were mostly females, few children and a pregnant woman were Gabonese, Nigeriens, Togolese, and Ghanaian nationals, with few Nigerians.

According to Sani, he was promised greener pastures in Gabon by his master at Oron, where he had been resident for over one month.

Sani said he had already paid a certain amount of money to his master to get him a good job in Gabon and was expected to balance up after getting the job, with interest which they mutually agreed on.

He said most of the women aboard the boat did not pay the fare due to an arrangement they had with their respective masters, and feared that the women and the many kids in the boat might have been trafficked.

Addressing journalists yesterday evening, the Director-General of Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr Vincent Aquah, said the incident took place at Ado, off Addax petroleum field, He also said the total number of passengers were altogether 138, with the crew members.

He gave the name of the boat as M.V. Sunny, stressing that the sketchy information put together by his agency indicated that the boat was not carrying many Nigerian citizens.


“Some of the items found on the bodies of the victims were wrappers, slippers, ampicilin capsules and MTN SIM card. The ampicilin and the SIM card with serial no. 455971831192 have nothing to do with Nigeria,” he said.

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Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by Okija_juju(m): 4:53pm On Mar 21, 2013
alfredo4u: to God b thy glory great things He has done, so luv He thy world that He gave us His Son.

Thank God 4 d survivers



Gbagaun... grin
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by salt 1: 4:55pm On Mar 21, 2013
I am so ignorant. Did the boat originate from Benin City or Benin Republic? I am not aware that Benin City has a seaport

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Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by collins2good: 4:57pm On Mar 21, 2013
We thank God
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by jentlsoul: 5:02pm On Mar 21, 2013
Survivor u now another opportunity of life so repent and do accept islam because is the only to save. God is one not 3 in 1 . Jesus is a great prophet of GOD like ADAM, JOCOB, MOSES and the last one MOHAMMED. AFTER HIM MOHAMMED no more PROPHET from GOD because the message had been completed by him.
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by ~Bluetooth: 5:02pm On Mar 21, 2013
eGuerrilla: While no more than a moot point given the scale of this tragedy, the following report indicates most of the victims involved were actually foreigners.



Source


And some people came here saying they were mostly ibo traders travelling for business not knowing that they are trafficked persons.Nawao
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by taharqa: 5:04pm On Mar 21, 2013
salt 1: I am so ignorant. Did the boat originate from Benin City or Benin Republic? I am not aware that Benin City has a seaport
Benin Republic.... You are right, Benin City or rather Edo State, does not hv a Seaport. The only one dat wud hv manageably suffice- Gelegele- has not bn developd
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by jentlsoul: 5:06pm On Mar 21, 2013
Survivors u now have another opportunity of life so repent and do accept islam because is the only way to save u. God is one not 3 in 1 . Jesus is a great prophet of GOD like ADAM, JOCOB, MOSES and down to the last one MOHAMMED. AFTER HIM MOHAMMED no more PROPHET from GOD because the message had been completed by him.
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by taharqa: 5:06pm On Mar 21, 2013
salt 1: I am so ignorant. Did the boat originate from Benin City or Benin Republic? I am not aware that Benin City has a seaport
Benin Republic.... You are right, Benin City or rather Edo State, does not hv a Seaport. The only one dat wud hv manageably suffice- Gelegele- has not bn developd..... God's grace to d lovd ones of d dead and Survivors, weda they are Nigerians or not
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by Our Yansh: 5:17pm On Mar 21, 2013
Thank God OOOO... At least some survive..




Still on 20th.. Oghene Migwo....

cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by the_ripper: 5:18pm On Mar 21, 2013
jentlsoul: Survivors u now have another opportunity of life so repent and do accept islam because is the only way to save u. God is one not 3 in 1 . Jesus is a great prophet of GOD like ADAM, JOCOB, MOSES and down to the last one MOHAMMED. AFTER HIM MOHAMMED no more PROPHET from GOD because the message had been completed by him.

U mean KIL-SLAM?

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Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by Foxycarol: 5:27pm On Mar 21, 2013
tank God 4 d surviors, human traffickin is INHUMAN nd those involved shld b dealt wit
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by Samsantos9(m): 5:31pm On Mar 21, 2013
jentlsoul: Survivor u now another opportunity of life so repent and do accept islam because is the only to save. God is one not 3 in 1 . Jesus is a great prophet of GOD like ADAM, JOCOB, MOSES and the last one MOHAMMED. AFTER HIM MOHAMMED no more PROPHET from GOD because the message had been completed by him.
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Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by Samsantos9(m): 5:33pm On Mar 21, 2013
jentlsoul: Survivor u now another opportunity of life so repent and do accept islam because is the only to save. God is one not 3 in 1 . Jesus is a great prophet of GOD like ADAM, JOCOB, MOSES and the last one MOHAMMED. AFTER HIM MOHAMMED no more PROPHET from GOD because the message had been completed by him.
I think you are on the wrong section this isn't Islam for muslims.

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Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by Fisherman.com: 5:34pm On Mar 21, 2013
How come dat moslem man say dat de ar from southeast.i knw ppl from south east do not have any biz in gabon. R.I.P to d dead.
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by Sweetapple007(f): 5:39pm On Mar 21, 2013
I just wish nobody died.
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by DJDOLA(m): 5:50pm On Mar 21, 2013
i blame get...if nigeria is a gud country no body will travel wit canoe
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by mexzie12(m): 5:56pm On Mar 21, 2013
omoodeogere: 3rd to comment
wot was ur comment?

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Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by ziccoit: 6:00pm On Mar 21, 2013
iamswizz: Thank God for the survivors







1st!!!!!

omoodeogere: 3rd to comment

Okija_juju: All Glory be to the rescuers...

4th to comment...

I don't know whether it is myself alone. What are we really competing for? This is somehow stxxid, childish, tantamount to unstable mental status. NL is undoubtedly for all but some threads should be at exclusive reserve of matured NLedrs with sound minds.

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Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by YoungGame: 7:27pm On Mar 21, 2013




















































































































This space is for sale grin
Re: 29 Survivors Rescued From Capsized Boat In Okon by 4kmukina: 8:31pm On Mar 21, 2013
yet d backyard journalists asserted they were igbos? igbos have suffered in d hand of quack journalists!

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