It seems to be a bad day for the Nigerian army has two soldiers have been confirmed dead with several others injured following a boat mishap in Delta state.
This is coming after a soldier drowned in another boat mishap in Bayelsa state on Thursday, May 19.
According to reports by Premium Times, the boat mishap , involved a military patrol team around the creeks of Egwa 1, near an SPDC flow station in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta
The incident reportedly occurred around 10 am and has thrown the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shied and 3 Battalion of the Nigerian Army Effurun, into mourning.
A senior military officer, who later confirmed the incident, said the military boat was carrying about 10 soldiers when it capsized.
The officer said they were on a normal routine patrol of oil installations around the Egwa 1 community when the incident occurred.
“We lost two of our soldiers to a boat mishap early this morning around Egwa 1 in Warri South West of Delta State. They were patrolling the creeks when the incident happened. Report reaching us says scores were injured,” the officer was quoted.
Isa Ado, JTF’s spokesman could not be reached for response.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian army has gone on the offensive against Boko Haram, killing 35 of the terrorists shortly after a second Chibok girl was rescued yesterday.
Army representative Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman made the announcement of the offensive yesterday while confirming the girl’s release.