Nigeria: 2 soldiers killed in Niger Delta during military clash with sea robbers

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Two soldiers were killed in Rivers State, Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, on Wednesday after they responded to a distress call by “heavily armed sea robbers”.

Maj. Abubakar Abdullahi, the spokesperson for the anti-militancy Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, said in a statement that “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 the highest point of patriotism by paying the supreme price, while three others sustained gunshot injuries.”

The spokesperson said efforts are ongoing by the Joint Task Force to track and apprehend the criminals.

Abdullahi, who also said that soldiers destroyed 13 illegal refineries also in Rivers State, added that no arrest has been made in the destruction of the illegal refineries and killing of soldiers.

“In continuation of its drive to accomplish its mandate, troops of Operation Delta Safe on patrol around Iyalama Adama axis of Rivers State, discovered and destroyed 13 illegal refineries,” he said.
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13 Abril 2017 15:46:00

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