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It’s painful losing 2 soldiers to kidnappers, says JTF

It’s painful losing 2 soldiers to kidnappers, says JTF
April 06
13:39 2016

Operation Pulo Shield, the joint military force (JTF) deployed to the Niger Delta region, says it is saddened by the loss of two of its personnel on Tuesday in Bayelsa.

Isa Ado, spokesman of the force, said this on Wednesday, narrating how the soldiers were killed in a gun duel with suspected kidnappers near Nembe in Bayelsa.

Ado said his men pursued the suspects, who fled after abducting an expatriate, revealing that one of them was killed, while some were arrested.

“The loss of our personnel is regrettable and most unfortunate, and their death in the line of duty for the development of the Niger Delta region is very painful,” he said.

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“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.

“Their supreme sacrifice can never be in vain as the commander of operation Pulo Shield has given stern directives to apprehend the criminals to face prosecution and free the hostage.

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“We have intensified aggressive patrols and it is yielding results, there are developments on the matter. Our men had an encounter with the pirates and one of them was killed.

“We found three victims in their boat, made some arrests, but some of them escaped. We are on their trail and we shall issue a statement as soon as we get all the details.”

1 Comment

  1. Abdul
    Abdul April 06, 14:09

    Nigerian army are now recieving the outcome of their bad did in Zaria, last December, where they kill more then 100 unarmed citizen un justified, FREE ZAKZAKY

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