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In Bayelsa NSCDC reportedly kills 3 suspected militants in Nembe creeks

The incident, which also left two officials of the Corps injured, reportedly happened while the men of the NSCDC were on patrol.

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Officials of the NSCDC play

Officials of the NSCDC

(Vanguard)

Three gunmen suspected to be militants have been killed by the men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in a bloody exchange of gunfire along Snake Creeks in Bayelsa.

The incident, which also left two officials of the Corps injured, reportedly happened while the men of the NSCDC were on patrol.

According to a report by ThisDay Newspaper, security operatives have recently become the targets of militants and sea pirates in the Niger Delta region.

Confirming the latest attack, Desmond Agu, Commandant of the NSCDC in the state, noted that his men were on patrol when they came under fire from the suspected criminals.

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In his words, "NSCDC personnel while on patrol along Snake Creek within Nembe Creeks came under heavy attack from the criminals operating along that axis. After the ensuing gun battle, three of the assailants were killed while the rest escaped with gunshot injuries."

Continuing, Agu said, 'Two NSCDC personnel sustained minor gunshot injuries but have been treated and discharged from the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.'

Agu further emphasized that the NSCDC and the other security agencies were working seriously to ensure that threats are minimised.

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