The number of soldiers killed by pirates during an attack on a military station in Nembe community in Bayelsa on Friday August 7th has increased to 5. The initial number of soldiers said to have been killed was put at four but just yesterday, some boat operators in the community found the body of one of the soldiers in the community floating in the community river.
Meanwhile the Nigerian military says it has arrest 6 militants, 4 males and 2 females, in connection with the attack on the military station on Thursday August 7th.
The militant’s camp at Ke Community in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State was destroyed during the arrest while large quantities of Arms and live Ammunition were also recovered from the camp. The arrested militant are in the custody of the JTF and are helping the Task Force in the investigation that will lead to the arrest of other fleeing suspects and their sponsors. Other items recovered from the militant camp include 3 speed boats, communication gadgets and generators.