Nigerian Soldier Drowns In Boat Accident In Yenagoa Bayelsa During Niger Delta Operation Pulo Shield

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May 20, 2016 – Nigerian Soldier Drowns In Boat Accident In Okordia Yenagoa Bayelsa During Niger Delta Operation Pulo Shield

A young soldier attached to the JTF Operation Pulo Shield team died today in a boat accident in Bayelsa state.

The unidentified military man was escorting oil workers from an oil spill site when their boat capsized near an Oil field in Okordia, Yenagoa but before help could arrive, the soldier had drowned.

See eyewitness account of the story below:

“The boat conveying the crew from Agip’s field capsized on their way back from the site at the oilfield and before help could come the soldier drowned and died, they were using a hand paddled canoe to cross the workers one at a time.

“The soldier was washing his boots when water entered the boat. It capsized and soldier’s riffle fell into the creeks. The other members of the crew had crossed and were waiting for the soldier who could not make it.”

11 thoughts on “Nigerian Soldier Drowns In Boat Accident In Yenagoa Bayelsa During Niger Delta Operation Pulo Shield

  1. A sad one. I wonder why he sank so fast if he was not wearing his boots at that time. My experience shows me that you don’t just drown like a stone.

    RIP!

  2. Am surprised that at this stage our soldiers do not know how to swim. Besides this should be the job of the navy not army.

  3. Am surprised that at this stage our soldiers do not know how to swim. Besides this should be the job of the navy not army.

  4. Its quite unfortunate, agility no gum am..The ones wey agility gum survived…Survival is for strong and ready ones..How can a trained military man, bullet no kill am for battle front, in drink water die, u sure say in no drink shekpe climb boat??? Why other of in colleague no drown?? Its a pity sha!!! RIP..

  5. I have a very strong phobia for water generally. Hence my chioce of becoming A Hunter rather than A Fisherman.
    May his soul finds peace with God.

    I take a stroll…

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