Pirates Kill 2 Soldiers, Injure 3 In Bayelsa

YENAGOA – TWO operatives of the Joint Task
Force in the Niger Delta codenamed Operation
Delta Safe were killed, Wednesday evening, in the
creek of Rivers State following a shoot out with
heavily armed pirates. Troops Three other soldiers reportedly sustained gunshot
injuries during the deadly clash. It was gathered that the soldiers, deployed at
Creek 6 Houseboat Cawthorne Channel were
responding to a distress call of pirates’ attack
around Ijaw-Kiri area in Rivers State, bordering
Bayelsa when they met their untimely end. The Coordinator, Media Campaign Centre,
Operation Delta Safe, Major, Abubakar Abdullahi,
in a statement issued in Yenagoa confirmed the
incident. He said: ”Sadly, our troops deployed at Creek 6
Houseboat Cawthorne Channel while responding
to a distress call of sea robbers attack around
Ijawkiri general area engaged heavily armed sea
robbers. “Unfortunately, two gallant soldiers exhibited
highest point of patriotism by paying the supreme
price, while three others sustained gunshot
injuries. “Effort is ongoing by the JTF to track and
apprehend the criminals.” …destroy 13 illegal refineries Abdullahi added, “in continuation of its drive to
accomplish its mandate, troops of Operation
DELTA SAFE on patrol around Iyalama Adama
axis of Rivers State, also discovered and destroyed
13 illegal refineries.” He, however, said no arrest was made during the
raid on the illegal refineries.

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