February 21, 2024

A soldier with the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA), Port Harcourt, Rivers State, drowned following a boat mishap on the Bolo waterway in Ogu/Bolo LGA of Rivers State on Saturday while on duty.

In a statement, Major Jonah Danjuma, acting spokesman of the division, said the victim was one of the soldiers deployed on duty on the waterways in the Niger Delta to safeguard national assets.

Major Danjuma said the gunboat carrying the late soldier was hit by a turbulent wave which led to the accident.

He explained that the soldier was declared missing after the accident, adding that a search and rescue mission was launched and his corpse recovered. (Daily Trust: Text, Excluding Headline)

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