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Nigeria Army Confirms Death Of Soldier Who Drowned In Bolo Waterways

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.

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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.

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