Pirates attack military base

8 Aug, 2015

Suspected pirates kills four soldiers and a policeman in an attack on a military base in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta. Police:

Four speedboats loaded with unknown gunmen, suspected to be sea pirates, attacked the Joint Task Force (JTF) base at Nembe Water front. They killed four soldiers and one policeman. The gunmen carted away two HP [high power] guns and other arms from the base..

Efforts are underway to ‘recover the arms and arrest the culprits’. Military authorities in the capital Abuja confirm the attack by ‘suspected oil bunkerers’ [thieves], but are silent on the death toll.

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