Friday, 22 April 2016


As a result of repeated attacks by suspected sea pirates and kidnappers in Nembe and Ogbia Local Government areas, culminating in the death of soldiers the Federal Government had approved deployment of troops to step down the ugly tide.
According to reliable source, the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Rtd) yesterday presided over a meeting held in the Government House Yenagoa, having in attendance officials of the NDDC, SPDC,the main partners of the Ogbia/Nembe road project, including the Construction company, Setraco, and top Military officers of the Joint Military Task Force, (RTF) code named, Operation Pulo Shield.
The deployment of the troops may not to be unconnected with the attack by suspected kidnappers and pirates on Setraco workers on the Ogbia/Nembe  road project in the morning hours of Tuesday, where two soldiers were reportedly killed and a white man kidnapped whisked off and escaped with a waiting speed boat.
The Representative of the Operation Pulo Shield, Col.Gold Chibuisi spoke on the commitment of the JTF, to fish out the hoodlums and bring back the area to a haven of peace.
It would be recalled that work on the 27km Ogbia/Nembe road project was said to have been halted by the said attack,  causing panic to law abiding citizens and strangers going through that road. This was "confirmed by the Military Spokesman Col. Isa Ado, the death of two soldiers in a gun duel..."
The soldiers also reportedly killed one of the hoodlums while others escaped with the white man they kidnapped.
The deployment of the military task force according to information is to put paid to the excesses of hooliganism and outright criminality; especially in the areas of kidnapping, sea piracy etc, by mounting road blocks at strategic points, and other military operations.

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