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.”