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JTF Arrests Suspected Pirates

The Joint Task Force (JTF) has arrested six suspects in connection with the killing of four soldiers and a Policeman in Bayelsa state.

The attack on a manned waterway by suspected pirates left four soldiers dead and in a statement by Lt.-Col. Isa Ado, the spokesperson of the JTF in Yenagoa, “JTF in a swift reaction to the 7 August 2015 attack on the JTF troops along Nembe Community in Bayelsa State has carried out a cordon and search Operation in suspected Militants camps responsible for the attack at Ke Community in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State.

“The militant camp was destroyed by JTF troops while six suspects comprising of four males and two females were arrested.

“Large quantities of arms and live ammunition were also recovered from the camp.

“The arrested suspects are in custody of the JTF and are helping the Task Force in the investigation that will lead to the arrest of other fleeing suspects and their sponsors,” Mr. Ado said.

According to the JTF spokesperson, other items recovered from the militant camp include three speed boats, communication gadgets and generators.

He said the Task Force was in hot pursuit for other fleeing suspects and in no time will catch up with them and bring them to justice.

“The JTF will continue to dominate the creeks and waterways of the Niger Delta Region and will not rest until the perpetrators of this heinous act are apprehended.

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