‎Nigerian soldiers involved in tragic accident


Some Nigerian soldiers attached to ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ in Bayelsa were involved in a boat accident, the Army said late Monday.

Sani Usman, spokesman for the Nigerian Army, said the mishap occurred on Monday morning, but rescue efforts were underway to determine casualties.

“I can confirm that our soldiers were involved in a boat accident today,” Mr. Sani said. “But we have not been able to ascertain the number of soldiers who may have lost their lives.”

“It is quite a tragic incident.”

The ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ was devised by the Nigerian government as a response to the resurgent militancy in the Niger-Delta region, which had forced several oil corporations operating in the area to suspend activities.

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, said, while launching the operation on August 29, that the troops were deployed to help keep the people of South-South safe and protect oil installation from sabotage.

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  • emmanuel

    old news, four drowned on the spot. Many more may have died thereafter.

  • Samadani

    My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

    • Otile

      Thief Buratai is making his money while other people’s children will be dying for him. He can at least strap one of his wives with bombs to kill his enemies. Barawo

      • Nneka Ugochi

        shut up. speak sense or shut up

        • Otile

          So, fake Maria, you are now answering Igbo name. Oduafraudian

  • John Okolie

    Well then, the Crocodile is smiling.

    • emmanuel

      i saw three Lionesses ate up a Crocodile yesterday in a video. The Croc attempted to eat a Young Lion and that infuriated the mothers.
      That told me that the Crocodile may not always smile; just like this four Crocodiles eaten up by the waters of the Niger Delta.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    The crocodiles truly have good reason to smile.

  • Arabakpura

    Why would they send stones to the creek? i hope the army is not using these innocent personnel for showmanship as I assume that they would have been taught very well how to swim and they have proper gadgets to survive in such hostile terrain!

  • Theophilus

    Corocodie are not smilling in that #ND, just dialogue with the #NDA, and find a lasting solution to our #economy.

  • Otile

    Unfortunately, none of Buhari’s children drowned in this useless venture of protecting crude oil. It is always other people’s children who die to protect oil for Danjuma, Abudulsalam, Sultan, and other thieving oligarchs.

  • Guest

    Listen up Nigeria Army, don’t deploy some soldiers to hostile terrain that require basic water buoyancy. One week intensive training water should do it…..a workman Is only as good as his tools.

  • Benson

    Which Accident?????

    Make I laugh small………………..hahahahahahah….ha.ha.hohohohohohohooooooooooooo….

    I am still laughing o! Boat accident? Tell us whether it was the sub marine of Avengers that destroyed your 1866 war ship that James Bond has abandoned in Hollywood. Yeye Nigerian Army. Leave Niger Delta alone. Let them go and form their own country. Face ur terrorism…………………………..When someone on this forum called on citizens of the Niger Delta to invoke everything including their “Mammy Watas” some of you were laughing? Well, lets wait to see whether Avengers will confirm the onslaught or the Mammy Watas will claim responsibility. W.a.r has not started the Crocodile is already in tears instead of smilling. EVil can never triumph over good. Yeye Fowls!