Militants who killed soldiers in Bayelsa arrested, two killed
Some suspected militants who attacked a military post in Bayelsa State and killed three soldiers have been arrested with two killed in a shootout.
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.
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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