The Nigerian military has reacted to the recent killing of two soldiers by gunmen during a kidnapping operation in Bayelsa state.
Earlier reports had stated that a soldier was killed in the operation.
Col. Isa Ado, spokesman of the Force, on Wednesday confirmed the death of two soldiers in a gun duel with suspected kidnappers near Nembe in Bayelsa.
“The unfortunate incident happened on Tuesday morning at Ogbolomabiri-Nembe junction, some two kilometers away from Nembe, when our troops, on escort duty, encountered some gunmen who happened to be kidnappers.
“The kidnappers attacked our soldiers and there was exchange of gunfire and we lost two of our personnel.
“They (suspected kidnappers) whisked away an expatriate who works for a construction firm, Setraco and fled through the waterways.
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