Monday, 8 August 2016
Niger Delta Militants Kill 3 JTF Soldiers in Bayelsa, Escape With 2 Military Gunboats
Three soldiers attached to the Joint Task Force, code-named Operation Delta Safe were allegedly killed on Monday morning in Nembe, a riverine area of Bayelsa State, South-South Nigeria.
The soldiers came under attack at a checkpoint mounted by the Nembe waterway checkpoint by persons suspected to be militants.
Reports say the suspects who were in a gunboat were dressed in white, disguised as part of a group returning from a burial ceremony.
Upon sighting the soldiers, the armed militants opened fire on them and made away with two military gunboats belonging to the Joint Task Force.
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