Nigerian pirates kill 3 JTF troops
Killings come days after a similar brutal attack left 3 dead.
Panic In Bayelsa Communities Over Killing Of 6 JTF Soldiers
There was panic among indigenes of coastal communities in Bayelsa State following the killing of soldiers attached to the Joint Military Task Force code-named Operation Pulo Shield by suspected sea pirates in an ambush along the waterways of Nembe local government area of the state.
The indigenes of Nembe and Brass communities have abandoned the water transportation and resorted to using the uncompleted Amakalakal-Nembe road in trucks and utility vehicles.
The fear by the indigene of coastal communities arose due to the killing of three soldiers attached to the Joint Task Force (JTF) on Tuesday, two days to Christmas and barely three days after the same number of JTF’s soldiers lost their lives in a pirate attack along Santa Barbara, a notorious river in Nembe, Nembe local government area of the state.
In the Santa Barbara incident, which occurred on Sunday, the bandits hijacked a military gunboat used by the victims to escort items from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to Brass terminal owned by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC).
It was gathered that before JTF’s search-and-rescue team could recover the bodies of the Brass-bound soldiers, gunmen launched a fresh attack on soldiers at Azagbene, Ekeremor local government area.
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