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The Headquarters 6 Division, Nigerian Army has mourned one of its soldiers killed during an unfortunate boat mishap that occurred on Saturday at Bolo waterways in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The soldier was among operatives deployed to safeguard critical national assets in the waterways of the Niger Delta region.

According to a statement by the Acting Deputy Director, 6 Division Army Public Relations, Major Danjuma Jonah Danjuma on Monday, the gunboat that conveyed the late soldier was hit by a turbulent wave, which led to the unfortunate accident.

The statement further disclosed that the soldier following the mishap was declared missing until a launched search and rescue mission found and recovered his lifeless body, as well as the boat involved in the accident.

Danjuma said the General Officer Commanding, 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Land Component Commander, Joint Task Force, South South, Operation DELTA SAFE, Major General Jamal Abdussalam, while commiserating with the deceased family, expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident.

Abdussalam, who noted that the late soldier paid the supreme sacrifice in the defence of fatherland land and service to humanity, added that he would be greatly missed by the Nigerian Army and the nation at large.

He prayed for the repose of his soul soldier, and for the Almighty God to grant him eternal rest.



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