A boat has capsized on River Benue in Makurdi, the Benue state capital.
Three of the passengers had so far been confirmed dead in the accident which occurred during a heavy rainfall behind a hotel along Gboko road in the city.
Spokesman of the state police command, Moses Yamu, said that seven persons were aboard the boat when it capsized.
Out of the seven, the police spokesman explained that two swam to safety while the bodies of three others were recovered from the river after intense rescue operation by the police search team.
The remaining two persons, according to him are still missing in the river.