Soldier Drowns In Rivers State, Body Recovered

The body of a Soldier with the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA), Port Harcourt, Rivers State, who drowned following a boat mishap on the Bolo waterway in Ogu/Bolo LGA of Rivers State on Saturday has been recovered.

In a statement, Major Jonah Danjuma, acting spokesman of the division, said the victim was one of them. Major Danjuma said the gunboat carrying the late soldier was hit by a turbulent wave which led to the accident.

He said Soldiers were deployed on duty on the waterways in the Niger Delta to safeguard national assets.

He explained that the soldier was declared missing after the accident, adding that a search and rescue mission was launched before his corpse was recovered.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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