Pirates kill naval officer in Bayelsa State

Dare-devil pirates operating along the rivers and creeks of the Niger Delta over the weekend shot dead a Naval officer in Akassa area of Brass Local Government, Bayelsa State.

The gunmen were said to have opened fire on a Naval crew on a routine patrol at a checkpoint in Akassa area of the state on Saturday. The area is the notorious corridor used by oil thieves and foreign vessels to steal Nigeria oil.

The gunmen who had earlier raised their hands up at the Navy routine checkpoint in compliance with the security regulations on the waterways opened fire on the security while they were attending to another passengers’ boat.

Via: http://www.sweetcrudereports.com

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