A soldier who was on March 24 in the Niger Delta creek kidnapped has been rescued 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 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 the state.
A press statement released Monday 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.
The press statement also revealed the arrest of a medical worker who has been responsible for the treatment of wounded sea pirates and their leader who recently engaged troops of the Joint Force in a shootout along Nembe water ways in Bayelsa State.
The operatives of the Special Task Force deployed in Nembe local government area of the state, arrested the medical worker while treating wounded militants and sea pirates who sustained gun injuries during shoot out with security operatives in the region.
“During the encounter, four of the sea pirates were killed while others sustained injuries. Among them is the leader of the gang popularly known as IDIAGBON who was taken to the medical facility belonging to the arrested medical worker at Okiama village in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state where treatment was administered on them.
“However luck ran out on them as troops on getting the information cordoned off the area and arrested the medical worker while the wounded pirates escaped before the arrival of troops.
“The arrested suspects are currently undergoing preliminary investigation.”