Again, the dreaded militant group operating in the Niger Delta region has killed three soldiers at checkpoint in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
It was learnt that the soldiers were securing the waterfront in Nembe, before they were shot by rampaging militant group.
However, report had it that the militants group confused the soldiers as they hid their identity, wearing a mourning, fatigued look before opening fire on the unsuspecting soldiers at the waterfront checkpoint in Nembe community.
The militants, it was learnt, stole two operational gunboats owned by the Joint Taskforce (JTF), Operation Delta Save, and moved it to their hideout.
Peeved by the death of the three soldiers and the stolen gunboats, re-enforcement of the Joint Military Taskforce has continued to comb the creeks of the coastal communities of Nembe, Brass and Southern Ijaw Local Government area to recover the boat laced with ammunition and to apprehend the militants group.
The coastal communities, however, came under serious fear, as soldiers were all over the town, while military aircraft have continued to bomb militant’s hideouts in creeks.
The militants, on the other hand, were also fighting back and trying to bring down the aircraft with anti-aircraft sophisticated guns.
However, prior to this attack that led to the killing of the three soldiers, the militants have continued to bomb oil pipelines and installations that has grossly reduced the production of crude oil per day, which is the nation’s major foreign income earner.