Runaway sea pirates nabbed 6 years after allegedly killing soldiers

Posted by News Express | 10 March 2021 | 416 times

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The Joint Military Task Force operating within Sapele, Oghara, and Koko axis under Delta Central coverage area has arrested  21 suspected criminals, including three  members of a sea pirates cartel that were responsible for the killing of soldiers in August 2015 along Nembe Waterways in Bayelsa State. The ongoing operations of the Joint Task Force, made up of Army, Navy, Department of State Service ( DSS), Nigeria Civil Defence Corps  and local vigilante groups was  set up to fish out criminals from their hideouts in Sapele and its environs.

The joint operation commenced work last week and has destroyed many black spots within the area of coverage. Operations of the Military JTF led by Commanding Officer (R) 19 Battalion, Koko, Major J Mohammed, is backed by military hierarchy, after the recent killings of a soldier and policeman by gunmen at a checkpoint in Oton, a suburb of Sapele in Sapele Council area.

•Credit (excluding headline): Daily Sun.

Source: News Express

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