Barely three weeks after an ambush on a military houseboat that killed two in Southern Ijaw creeks in Bayelsa, suspected militants have attacked a tugboat in the same area and killed three crew members.
Suspected Niger Delta militants had on Aug. 28 ambushed a houseboat operated by the Joint Task Force and killed a soldier and a civilian crew member.
An oil services vessel with a combined team of security escort on board and civilians was attacked on Friday by suspected sea pirates at Ekebiri Waterways in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
reports that two of the victims of the incident which occurred on Friday were security escorts and a civilian crew member of the tugboat towing a vessel.
Mr Asinim Butswat, police force civic Relations executive for Bayelsa mandate who definite the occurrence thought that one supervise hand was tranquil mislaid as his remnants has but to be recovered.
He thought a comeback squad dispatched to the crime incident rescued eight occupants of the ill-fated cruiser bit labors are underway to arrest the alleged armed men.
On Sept. 22, at about 18.45hrs, a Tugboat, towing a Barge with a mutual group of policemen from the Nigerian local Waterways, Nigeria confidence and Civil Defence organization (NSCDC) and civilians on floorboard was attacked by alleged sea pirates.
“The happening took site at Ekebiri Waterways in Southern Ijaw native rule Area, Bayelsa.
“A durable set indoors briskly and rescued one policeman, three NSCDC personnel and four civilians.
“However, a policeman, one NSCDC personnel and a civilian were shot lifeless by the sea pirates; one policeman is allay missing,’’ Butswat said.
He further said the remains of the victims had been recovered and deposited at the Federal Medical Centre Mortuary, Yenagoa, for autopsy.
According to him, a search celebrate has been deployed to get hold of the misplaced policeman time every part of protection operatives in Southern Ijaw district administration quarter carry out been alerted, although labors are ongoing to arrest the culprits.