Saturday, 8 August 2015

Gunmen Attack Military (JTF) Base In Bayelsa State, Kill Four Soldiers, Policeman

No fewer than four soldiers and one policeman have been murdered by unknown gunmen, suspected to be sea pirates, in Bayelsa State.

Another policeman is, however, said to be missing after the attack.
It was learnt that the gunmen, who came in five speedboats, attacked the Joint Military Task Force Base at Nembe Waterfront in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The incident occurred at about 11.30pm on Friday.
But the police authorities in the state confirmed the incident but said the attack claimed the lives of four soldiers and one policeman attached to the JTF.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Asinim Butswat, said the daredevil sea pirates carted away two guns and other arms from the base after the attack.

“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.

Details later…

Culled from:
Punch Newspaper