PIRACY: JTF Nabs 5 Suspects Over Death Of 6 Soldiers

The special team of the anti-kidnapping and sea robbery squad of the Joint Task Force Operation, code- named Operation Pulo Shield, has arrested five suspected sea pirates involved in the last week killing of six soldiers on duty along the Nembe waterways of the state.

The six deceased soldiers were two days to Christmas, killed in separate attacks along Santa Barbara, a notorious river in Nembe, Nembe Local Government Area of the state.

The bandits hijacked a military gunboat used by the victims to escort items from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to Brass terminal owned by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC).

But the JTF, at a media briefing yesterday anchored by the Head of the Joint Media Centre of the Task Force, Col. Mustapha Anka, he said that five of the suspected killers of the soldiers were arrested during a sustained stop and search operations along the waterways and creeks of the state.

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