Suspected Niger Delta Militants Kill 3 Soldiers in Fresh Attacks
In a renewed wave of violence in the Niger Delta region, three soldiers attached to the Operation Pulo Shield Joint Force have been reported dead after an ambush by a gang of unknown gunmen in Bayelsa State.
The incident occurred Monday night in Foropa, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area (LGA) of the State where troops have been stationed since 2010.
According to Sahara Reporters, frightened residents of the community have fled “for fear of military invasion and indiscriminate arrest of innocent persons,” as the military has already evacuated the bodies of their slain colleagues.
The Shell facility in Forcados, a Chevron Okan platform in Abiteye in Escravos, as well as pipelines transporting oil to the Warri and Kaduna refineries have been destroyed over the past week, leading to a shutdown of operations in the affected areas.
President Muhammad Buhari has since reacted to the ugly development, threatening to deal decisively with the militants just as the Boko Haram insurgents were dealt with.
The president, currently away at an anti-corruption summit in the UK, has directed the military to uncover those behind the dastardly attacks and bring an end to the resurgence of militancy in the region.
ENJOY FREE CONTENTS FROM US
IN YOUR EMAIL
Breaking News, Events, Music & More
Thank you for subscribing.
Something went wrong.