Deaths in the Delta

Attack fought off, but no arrests made.

Army says 3 soldiers killed by Niger Delta pirates, militants

The Joint Military Force deployed to protect oil facilities in the Niger Delta on Tuesday confirmed that three soldiers were killed in a gun duel with pirates and militants.

Col. Isa Ado, Spokesman of the force, codenamed, “Operation Pulo Shield’, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that the incident occurred on Monday night.

Ado said that the shooting took place in Foropa, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa, where troops had been stationed since 2010.

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