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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Sea Pirate Battle: One Soldier Dies

Serious gun battle ensued between sea pirates and the Joint Military Task
Force along the Ogbia-Brass route of Nembe waterway of Bayelsa State on
Monday where a soldier was shot dead and a boat driver sustained heavy
gunshot wound.

According to report, the soldier died few hours after the attack at the
Medical centre of the Agip Brass terminal in Brass Local Government area
of the state. Reports gathered that the soldiers, who were travelling on
duty exchange journey to oil facilities in the Nembe axis, ran into a
robbery operation by suspected sea pirates on a press enter boat.

Eyewitnesses said that the sea pirates abandoned
their victims and opened fire on the commercial boat
conveying the soldiers. The JTF spokesman, Lt.Col. Mustapha Anka,
confirmed the heavy exchange of gun fire between JTF troops and suspected
sea pirates.

According to Anka Mustapha, "The detachment of JTF personnel troops of the
Joint Task Force Operation PULO SHIELD patrolling along Ogbia-Brass route
were attacked at Orukiri Fishing Camp in the early hours of the day.

"A soldier was wounded during the incident while the
rest returned back to base safely."


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