Tragedy as Wrestler Returning From Wedding Dies In Bayelsa Boat Accident

Tragedy as Wrestler Returning From Wedding Dies In Bayelsa Boat Accident

  • The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has been thrown into mourning following the tragic death of one of its members
  • The wrestler, John Jerry drowned in a boat accident while returning from a traditional marriage in Peremabiri Community.
  • The Secretary General of NWF, Mohammed H. Maigidansanma, said Jerry was one of the outstanding wrestlers in the country.

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Yenagoa, Bayelsa state - A Nigerian wrestler, John Jerry, drowned in a boat accident at Onyoma/Oporoma river, Southern Ijaw Local Government of Bayelsa State while returning from a traditional marriage in Peremabiri Community.

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, December 30, Daily Trust reported.

Wrestler returning from wedding dies in Bayelsa boat accident
Wrestler drowns in a boat mishap while returning from a wedding in Bayelsa Photo Credit: Ifeomaohiriblog
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The Secretary General of NWF, Mohammed H. Maigidansanma, expressed sadness over the tragedy.

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Maigidansanma said Jerry, an indigene of Akwa Ibom state, was one of the outstanding wrestlers in the country.

He said the victim was brought into the Wrestling Federation by the President of the Federation, Daniel Igali, for his high performance in training at the wrestling centre in Yenagoa.

103 wedding guests die after boat accident

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that tragedy struck in Kwara state on June 12, as 103 people returning from a marriage ceremony died after their boat capsized at Egbu village in the Patigi local government area of the state.

The 103 victims, including a father and his four children, were returning from a marriage ceremony at neighbouring Egboti village in Niger state when a river wave took control of the boat, hit it against a tree, and capsized it.

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Sylva’s campaign media director dies in Bayelsa boat mishap

The Director of Media, Bayelsa chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council, Terry Tukuwei, lost his life in a boat mishap on Wednesday, October 25.

The tragic incident occurred while Tukuwei was travelling from Nembe Town to Okoroba Community in Nembe Local Government Area for the party’s governorship campaign.

Eyewitnesses said the boat capsized after the driver lost control as a result of turbulence created by waves at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Boat with over 100 passengers capsizes at Benue River

Legit.ng also reported that a boat carrying over 100 passengers capsized mid-water at Benue River on Sunday, October 29. Traders, women, and children, heading for Binnari town in Karim-Lamido local government area (LGA) of the state were on the ill-fated boat on Saturday, October 28.

Many of the passengers were returning from the Mayoreneyo fish market in Ardo-Kola LGA. The boat left Mayoreneyo local jetty at about 3.30 pm and capsized 40 minutes later, according to sources.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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