Suspected Masterminds of an attack on a military post in Nembe Bayelsa state, that led to the death of three soldiers, and the carting away of military arms, ammunition and a warboat on the 8th of August 2016 have been apprehended by the Special security outfit “BAYELSA WATERWAYS SECURITY TASKFORCE” led by ex-militant leader, Master Africanus Ukparasia.
The Identified men were said to have been apprehended at Olugbobiri community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State based on an intelligence gathering report and they have consequently been handed over to the “OPERATION DELTA SAFE COMMAND”. They pleaded guilty to the offence and gave narratives on how they carried out their attacks.
Two of them are reported to have died as a result of gunshot injuries sustained while trying to escape, meanwhile the military security team have moved into the creek to dismantle more of their camps.
It could be recalled that unknown gunmen dressed as mourners attacked a military base in Nembe-Ogbolomabiri area of Nembe Local Government Council of Bayelsa State, killing 3 soldiers and carting away arms and ammunition including a gun boat.
The incident, which occurred on August 8th at about 10am on a Monday, also claimed some civilian casualties with stray bullets killing two persons around the waterside.
Community sources claimed that the soldiers attached to the attacked check point were caught unaware as they could not return fire in the surprised attack.
The killing of these soldiers earlier triggered panic in Nembe communities with indigenes moving out in fear of military reprisal.