Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Four Soldiers Drown In Boat Mishap In Bayelsa State

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Monday, 5 September 2016

Four Soldiers Drown In Boat Mishap In Bayelsa State

The military operation dubbed Operation Crocodile Smile suffered a major loss on Monday following a boat accident along the Brass Water Front in Brass Local Government Area (LGA) of Bayelsa State, leading to the death of four soldiers by drowning. 




Also missing are service rifles belonging to the missing soldiers.
It was gathered that the incident, which occurred at about 10 a.m. on Monday, created panic among newly deployed soldiers.

‎The State Chairman of the Maritime Union, Lyyod Sese, who confirmed the incident, said the union had received the report on the boat incident, "but [we] don't have details on the number of casualties."


Also confirming the incident, an official of Brass Local Government Council, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the development, calling it a "natural incident."
Attempts to get confirmation from the authorities of the Joint Military action known as Operation Delta Safe (ODS) failed, as the Acting Coordinator of the Joint Media Centre, Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Otuji did not answer his calls.


Though no authority has confirmed the mission of the soldiers in the area, it is not unconnected to the security operations against renewed militancy, sea piracy and search for those threatening to hoist the Niger Delta Republic flag.


An indigene of the community simply identified as Etta said that attempts by community youths and other soldiers to assist in a rescue operation failed as the drowned soldiers could not be found.


"In recent times, we have been noticing increased movement of soldiers in our area. The boat that capsized was conveying a new batch of soldiers to the water front. I was going to dispose of refuse at the waterfront and I saw uniformed soldiers struggling to rescue their colleagues in a capsized boat," Etta said.


"When the confusion subsided, four soldiers were found to be missing with their rifles and other military gear. Some others that were rescued had their rifles missing and were struggling out of the water."

Meanwhile the military authorities have soughed the help of local divers and youths to assist in the search for the missing soldiers. One of the youths confirmed that the high tide of the water is impeding the search for the missing soldiers.

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33 comments:

Chidinma Grace said...

Hmmmmmm! God pls

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SteffySoFynSoFly said...

Hmmmm nawa oooh tho some of them are stupid,wicked and useless it won't be nice to say their deserve it.

Anonymous said...

You are very very stupid, so this is all you have to say!! I wish you what ever you wish to them

folarin adebodu. said...

It is well and may God help our nation

Anonymous said...

You're a fool, mumu maggot

James said...

This is quite sad. Why send soldiers that cannot swim to the creeks? This is the second time we are losing in this manner this year . Last time, the number was even higher. So nothing was learned from that mishap. We should have a special division of the military, just like the famous Navy Seal of the US, specially trained for operations like this.
May their gentle soul RIP. May the Almighty give their families the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

James said...

This is quite sad. Why send soldiers that cannot swim to the creeks? This is the second time we are losing brave soldiers in this manner this year . Last time, the number was even higher. So nothing was learned from that mishap. We should have a special division of the military, just like the famous Navy Seal of the US, specially trained for operations like this.
May their gentle soul RIP. May the Almighty give their families the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

Mrs I said...

Oh lord have mercy!

Sensa Greene said...

May the souls of the dead rest in peace

EJIASINWEZEGINI said...

Hmmmmmm! Four widows @ dsame time, lord see the family through this. May their soul RIP

Blackberry said...

May they RIP.

St.FranKooL.... said...

Operation Crocodile smile?.....the crocodile is smiling already with the drowning men.

Shantelle's Empire said...

What an insensitive comment.

rob said...

Lol...na civilians body dem dey get power

Stella maris Baby said...

Chai!!!

morik mills said...

Hmm...see their op name; crocodile smile. Crocodiles will surely smile. But i tot military men are trained in all these fields? #RIP

cakes by Bella's, Abuja. 58DA8ADF, 07080305132, instagram @cakes_by_bellas ,twitter @CBellaabuja said...

Owww, it is well

rookies said...

What a pity. Isnt a soldier suppose to know how to swim.

Obed Nwafor said...

I smell a rat there. Something is fishy there... Hm!

Mamamandy said...

Benikurukuru (river god) at work.

Starjoy said...

I second you on this@obed Nwafor something is definitely fishing there what kind of accident is that with a whole trained soldiers.

Mamamandy said...

Benikurukuru fighting for her people.

Anonymous said...

Ochu nwa plump nwe ada mana nwa okuko nwe nwenwe oso. This just d beginning. Stupid govt fighting people bcos of their God given resources yet refuse to cleanse theirs land and devpt it. I have no pity for them.

Anonymous said...

Fuck them! They're disrespectful, corrupt and being used as a puppet to protect the corrupt politicians. Make dem go die

sisi eko said...

Taaa.. they should leave that "natural disaster" ish out of it. Who doesn't know that you cannot mess with these militants in their territory. Under water operation.

You cannot win any "water war" with them cos they'll so systematically mess you up. People that can survive under water for more than 48 hours naturally. They can do and undo.

And it was said that they didn't find their bodies? OK o, Keep looking.

Rest be unto the souls of the departed.

sisi eko said...

Exactly

Anonymous said...

My brother na God o! You would be amazed that it will take years for the family to get their rightful entitlement cos if a fail system. They may even end up ejecting the family from the barracks.

Emilia Peter said...

Notthing, have u being to dat place( brass)? Bonny water is toy to brass, so anything can happen.

Anonymous said...

Stella the gods are angry. Why send soldiers to kill and main innocent people. Have you forgotten odi? It shall never happen again to the people of the Niger delta. They have cried out and their gods are fighting for dem. Buhari do not send again because they will keep going until they are afraid of coming. This is deeper than you think. The spiritual realm is angry with this government seriously.

Olaide Davies said...

I thought soldiers learn most skills and swimming should be part of it.RIP to the dead

CutieKitten said...

Survive 'underWater' for more dan 48 hours? Come on! You can't be dt dense. Sweetie d live above water,spend a lot of time swimming or floating in d water buh dey aren't superman or Aquaman k? Smh!

RIP for d dead, am surprised by ds. Does it mean dt soilders aren't taught to swim? Cos from d report, dey weren't ambushed, dey just had an accident.

Olu Ogunyinka said...

I wonder too, is swimming not part of their training,abi dem be recruit, rukutu!this is sad and shame in d one dt post dem without proper training

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