Three Nigerian Pirates Arrested in Ondo State; 33 Others Declared Wanted

January 31: The Nigerian Navy has arrested three men in Igbokoda, suspected to have links with the pirates that killed four naval ratings in Ondo State.

Their arrest comes barely a day after the navy declared 33 pirates wanted for the abduction of three foreign sailors (two Russians and one Indian) in the Niger Delta.

The penultimate weekend, navy personnel were killed in a gunfight at Gagira, a suburb in the Awoye coastal community in Ilaje Local Government Area of the state.

Commanding Officer, Forward Operating Base in Igbokoda, Commodore Danjuma Ndanusa stated that the suspects were arrested in the creeks of the Niger Delta after extensive intelligence and surveillance. He identified the earlier arrest of another suspect, who is wanted for the kidnap of three foreign nationals. He added, “We have issued out the names of those we arrested and handed them over to the Department of State Services for further investigation. […] we are still looking for about 33 other suspects who have been perpetrating all sorts of crimes in the creeks across the region.”

Source: Sahara Reporters

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