A pastor, Salvation Degemy and five others have died in a boat accident in Ogbeinbiri community, in the Southern Ijaw council area of Bayelsa State.
The unfortunate incident occurred at 1:30 am on Friday, December 31 when two speedboats collided, Naija News gathered.
According to SaharaReporters, the 39-year-old deceased clergyman was the General Overseer of the Supernatural Church of God. Others who also lost their lives were a man, his sick wife, and some relatives.
A source told the publication that the sick lady who was admitted to Cottage Hospital in Ogbibiri had to be transferred because the hospital ran out of oxygen.
The source said: “lt was recommended that she should be taken to the Federal Medical Centre in Yenagoa for oxygen. That was where they were heading before the accident happened.”
The pastor was with them so he could offer prayers for the quick recovery of the patient.
“Pastor Salvation Degemy was in their company to pray for the dying patient”
The police are yet to comment on the incident.
In other news, some kidnappers have been apprehended by the police while awaiting ransom payment in Katsina.
32-year-old, Saifullahi Usman, in an attempt to kidnap one Shafi’u Mohammed of Kililin Quarters in Malumfashi told him to pay a ransom of N50,000.
The suspect demanded the ransom via phone and insisted that if the money was not delivered the victim or a member of his family would be kidnapped. Read more
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