Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Three soldiers killed by militants in BAYELSA state

Nembe LGA witnessed series of shootings where the military has now taken over. This was due to teh incidence that they lost three soldiers.

Punch reports that some suspected militants attacked the soldiers from 'Operation Delta Safe' and killed them while on duty at a checkpoint making away with their ammunition and military gunboats.

 Sources confirmed this because according to them they heard loud gunshots that lasted for about 30 minutes.

The gun men were said to have dressed in white attire to deceive their targets . The attacks according to another person was deadly and ell planned.Some people said they saw the gun men but dismissed them as mourners when they saw their white robs.

The source further said that following the incident, some residents in Nembe had started fleeing the community, while others were still contemplating to do so following a widespread fear of a reprisal.

Efforts to get the reaction of the spokesman of the Operation Delta Safe, Lt. Col Olaolu Dauda, were not successful as he promised to call back through a text message but was yet to do so at the time of filing this report.

The President of the IYC splinter group, Mr. Elvis Donkemezuo, who spoke against the backdrop of an allegation by the reformed Niger Delta Avengers that the council and some notable Niger Deltans were sponsoring the militants, urged the fighters to leave IYC and the Ijaw nation out of their antics and that their silence should not be misundersood as guilt.

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