EIGHT KILLED IN FRESH BAYELSA CREEK ATTACK..JTF TROOPS RECOVER 2 AK47 RIFLES, AMMO AND SPEEDBOAT IN CORDON-AND-SEARCH OPERATIONS

An affiliated faction of Niger Delta militants hand in their weapons 22-8-2009

A MEND-affiliated faction of Niger Delta militants hand in their weapons 22-8-2009

VANGUARD
May 6, 2013
YENAGOA

It was another black weekend in the creeks of Bayelsa State as eight persons were killed in a deadly attack launched by suspected militants. Though the circumstances surrounding the attack were hazy, among those killed were five ex-militant youths that embraced amnesty under the leadership of Pastor Reuben Wilson popularly known as General Wilson. Also killed was Pastor Reuben’s 37 year-old younger brother, identified as Judah Benaebi Wilson and two others. It was gathered that the armed attack occurred on Saturday night at the Lobia waterside. The slain youths, it was learnt, were tricked into the creek and shot dead.

Informed sources told our correspondent that due to the prevailing insecurity in the area the communities had formed a vigilance outfit to counter the rampaging renegade militias who recently killed 12 policemen as well as contain the upsurge in piracy in the area.

However, there were conflicting
accounts of the incident. While a version of the report claimed that eight youths were shot dead in a shootout between two armed gangs,the other version by the families of the dead youths claimed that the victims were tricked to the spot of the killing by some hired hands to the
militia group.

According to them, “our brothers were
set up by some persons in the Lobia
community. The report we gathered
showed that after they were killed,some community people quickly buried two among them. Others are still missing.” It was learnt that the suspicious movement of the gunmen on the waters attracted the attention of fishermen who alerted the community development committee executives (CDC).

Contacted on the development, the
Media Spokesperson of the Joint Task
Force, Lt.Col.Onyeama Nwachukwu
confirmed the incident. He said, “at about 2 am today, there was an armed collision between two armed groups at Lobia 1 in Southern Ijaw Area which led to the death of unspecified number of persons.

“The bodies of the casualty from the
armed confrontation are still in the river. Our troops have carried out a cordon and search operation in the
community and recovered items including two Ak 47 rifles, one GPMG barrel, six AK47 magazines, with 145
rounds of 7.62mm special, 1 speedboat with 115 HP and 75 HP engines.

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One Response to EIGHT KILLED IN FRESH BAYELSA CREEK ATTACK..JTF TROOPS RECOVER 2 AK47 RIFLES, AMMO AND SPEEDBOAT IN CORDON-AND-SEARCH OPERATIONS

  1. jimmy says:

    Oga BEEGEAGLE : SHED some light ON THESE TWO LOCATIONS
    Lobia 1 AND Lobia 2.
    These two locations have been in the news for all the wrong reasons : oil theft, piracy , and other ILLICIT activities is this a case of no honor amongst ( ex – militants) or is it a case of larger control over lobia1 and 2

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