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Niger Delta: Troops, Sea Pirates Exchange Fire, kills Major, soldier

PIC 10. NEWLY RECRUITED SOLDIERS DISPLYING THEIR WATERMANSHIP SKILLS FOR SPECIAL INTERNAL SECURITY OPERATIONS ORGANISED BY 2 BRIGADE NIGERIAN ARMY, PORT HARCOURT IN HARRY’S TOWN, DEGEMA LGA OF RIVERS ON SUNDAY (28/02/2016).  1230/28/02/2016/DESMOND/ICE/NAN

The 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army today confirmed a  fierce encounter with gunmen suspected to be sea pirates at Abonemma, Akilu Torus Local Government Area of Rivers State. The authorities did not give actual casualty figures but claimed that an officer and a soldier who sustained various degrees of injury lost their lives. The encounter happened during a patrol by the military.

The authorities maintain that they are still in pursuit of the pirates.

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