Governor laments pirate killings

Despite hiring ex-militants to secure waterways, killings continue.

Dickson laments killing of soldiers by pirates

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has lamented the killing of soldiers by suspected sea pirates along Bayelsa waterways.

Six soldiers were killed recently by suspected sea pirates in Sancta Barbara River and Azagbene community, Nembe and Ekeremor local government areas of the state respectively.

Speaking while reacting to the increasing wave of sea piracy in the state during a phone-in progamme monitored on Royal FM Radio station, Governor Dickson said he was pained each time he had to write a condolence letter to the commanders of the soldiers.

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