Kidnappers Kill Soldierman, Abduct Two Expatriates in Bayelsa

Again, kidnappers struck Tuesday in Bayelsa, killing a soldier, while abducting two expatriates.
The incident took place along Ogbia – Nembe Road of the state in the early hours of Tuesday.
It was learnt in an attempt to gain upper hand, the gunmen engaged the security operatives, who provided cover for expatriate and in the process the soldier was killed.
The operatives were said to have tried to stop the abduction but were overpowered by the gunmen.
The incident caused pandemonium on the road and within the environs with people running in all different directions
The security men and the expatriates were said to have run into an ambush laid by the kidnappers.
“The security operatives were attached as security details to the expatriates working with Setraco Construction Company. They came under heavy fire from the bushes. It was an ambush but they did not notice,” said a source.
Some of the Indigenes of Nembe kingdom, who were returning to Yenagoa by road reportedly witnessed the incident.
This is coming after a day, miltary task force rescued a soldier who was on March 24 in the Niger Delta creek kidnapped.
The rescue opetation was carried out by the Operatives of the Sector 2 of the military task force operating in the Niger Delta, code-named “Operation Pulo Shield”
The soldier was reportedly kidnapped by suspected sea pirates along Nembe creek, in Bayelsa State.
The soldierman was rescued after a diligent search and rescue operation in the creeks around Otakeme Community in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa on Monday.
A press statement released by Col. Isa Ado, Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre of the Special Task Force in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State, said the rescued soldierman was thereafter taken to a medical facility for treatment while effort is ongoing to apprehend the fleeing sea pirates.

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