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

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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 Comments

11 Comments

  1. bOKEEM

    May 20, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    RIP

  2. Metu Nyetu

    May 20, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    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!

  3. fifelomo

    May 21, 2016 at 12:50 AM

    Rip ti the dead.

  4. Kay

    May 21, 2016 at 2:01 AM

    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.

  5. Kay

    May 21, 2016 at 2:10 AM

    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.

    • Metu Nyetu

      May 21, 2016 at 8:32 AM

      You’re right @Kay!

  6. sola olaniyi

    May 21, 2016 at 7:55 AM

    sad..may his soul rest in peace

  7. Nuel

    May 21, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    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..

  8. Maryf

    May 21, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    RIP soldier. You escort workers go and you no escort them back why na?

  9. D Hunter

    May 21, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    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…

  10. Danti

    May 22, 2016 at 1:38 AM

    How did he become a soldier if he cannot swim? Is swimming not part of their training?

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