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Some suspected members of a militant gang that ambushed and murdered three at a military post in Nembe, Bayelsa State, have been arrested by a special security outfit known as 'The Bayelsa Waterways Security Taskforce' led by Africanus Ukparasia, himself an ex-militant warlord, just as two of the assailants were gunned down in a gun battle with the taskforce.

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It was gathered that on August 8, 2016, the attackers who were dressed in white garments pretending to be mourners, attacked the military post, killing the soldiers before carting away  ammunition and a gunboat belonging to the military.

But after a few weeks of intensive search for the perpetrators of the crime, the suspects were tracked down at Olugbobiri community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state, following a tipoff and during a shootout that ensued as they resisted the arrest, two of them were killed while the other two were arrested.

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During interrogation, they confessed to being the gang that attacked the military post and narrated how they carried out the attack. Those arrested were later handed over to the 'Operation Delta Safe Command of the Nigerian Army in the state.

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