Sea Pirates Attack Military Base In Bayelsa, Kill Four Soldiers, One Policeman

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Four soldiers and a policeman are believed to have been killed in an attack by devil sea pirates Friday on a joint military formation in Nembe, Bayelsa State, just hours after governor Seriake Dickson read out the riot act to criminals ahead the December 5 governorship elections in the state.

The governor had threatened to deal decisively with anyone who takes actions aimed at disrupting the election, saying that the security forces had been fortified to deal with the criminals.

In the same vein, after a security council meeting in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Friday the Bayelsa State Police commissioner, Paul Okafor, announced plans to register speed boats with capacity above 200 Horse Power.

The state police command on Saturday confirmed that an attack on Nember waterways by armed gunmen suspected to be pirates left four soldiers and Policemen dead.

Spokesman to the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the sad incident said that Joint Task Force base at Nembe came under attack on Friday night.

“On the 7 August, 2015, at about 11:30pm, four speedboats loaded with unknown gunmen, suspected to be sea pirates attacked the Joint Task Force (JTF) Base, at Nembe Water front, in Nembe LGA,.

“They killed four soldiers  and one policeman. The gunmen carted away two HP guns and other arms from the Base.






     

     

    “A combined team of the JTF,Marine Police and the Navy are combing the creeks to recover the arms and arrest the culprits,” Butswat said.

     

    The attack was also confirmed by the media coordinator of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, Isa Ado, a Lieutenant Colonel, but he could not be definite about the casualty figures. He could also not confirm reports that the sea pirates made away with arms and ammunition.

    As the December date of the governorship polls draw near in Bayelsa State, crime rate has spikes in the last few weeks.

    The traditional ruler of Tombia community was abducted in July and has not been released since then while a kidnap attempt of chairman of Southern Ijaw local government area two weeks ago left two policemen dead.

     

     

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