Asinim Butswat, the Public Relations Officer for the Police in Bayelsa State in Nigeria,that Sea Pirates have killed four military soldiers and a mobile policeman at a military base in the Nembe area of Bayelsa State in Nigeria alafnet.com understands.
He described the commando-style incident as “four speedboats loaded with unknown gunmen, suspected to be sea pirates, attacked the Joint Task Force (JTF) Base at the Nembe waterfront, killing four soldiers and one policeman. The gunmen carted away two HP Guns and other arms from the base.”
The JTF Spokesman for Nembe, Lt. Colonel Ido Isa, told a SaharaReporters correspondent that there was an exchange of gunfire between the pirates and soldiers stationed at the base.
“There was a confrontation between our men and some armed bandits on the river yesterday in Nembe, but [we have] no casualty figures yet,” Lt. Colonel Isa said. He added that the soldiers successfully repelled the pirates.
A combined team of the Nigerian JTF, Marine Police, and the Navy are combing the creeks to recover the arms and arrest the culprits.
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