16 people rescued alive from Okrika River
Tragedy averted in Rivers community as sixteen people were rescued alive from Okrika Kalio River after a boat accident.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the boat mishap occurred on Wednesday, July 22 in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
It was also learnt that all the sixteen people, both men and woman who were on the boat when it capsized are safe. Thanks to locals who saved them.
In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that two newly recruited Constables of the Durbar Police station in Oyo and a member of the Discipline Intelligent Group of Nigeria (DIGON),Oparemi Goke and Ogunyemi Mujeeb, have died while chasing weed smokers.
The security operatives drowned around 7:30pm on Sunday July 12, 2020, at Awerintu river, Oke Eletu, while chasing the hoodlums who ran towards a bridge washed away by the flood.
The policemen had followed one of the hoodlums into water he jumped into but got swallowed by mud. Their corpses were recovered in the late hours of the same day.
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