Thursday, 1 June 2017

Troops kill four sea robbers in Rivers


Troops of Operation Delta Safe have killed four sea robbers along Awoba Waterways in Rivers State.

The Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre (JMCC), Maj. Abubakar Abdullahi said on Thursday the sea robbers were killed during duel with troops.

He said arms, ammunition and other items were recovered from the bandits.

Major Abubakar listed two AK-47 rifles, three AK-47 magazines, 22 ammunition and one speed boat mounted with one 200 Horse-Power engine as some of the items recovered from the hoodlums. “Similarly, troops patrol along Bayelsa waterways acting on information, raided a sea pirates’ hideout along Forupa-Lobia waterways.

“However, sea pirates on sighting troops advance fled the hideout and left behind three fiber boats and one 75 Horse-Power engine. The hideout was subsequently destroyed while the troops continue with their patrols.

“In view of this, the Commander Operation Delta Safe, Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman, wishes to commend law abiding citizen for their support by providing timely and useful information to troops.

“He appealed for more cooperation from inhabitants of Joint Operation Area. He assured the communities, oil companies and other stakeholders of OPDS resolve to protect oil and gas infrastructure, prevent and deter Crude oil theft, sea robbery, pipeline vandalism and other form of criminalities that could impact negatively on the economy of the nation,” the media coordinator said in a statement.

(The Nation)

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