The lifeless body of a soldier attached to the Joint Military Task Force, JTF, check point in Nembe-Ogbolomabiri community of Nembe Local Government Area of Bayela State was yesterday found floating on a river few days after an attack by suspected sea pirates claimed four soldiers and a Mobile policeman.
Discovery of the unidentified soldier’s body brings to five the number of soldiers killed in the Thursday attack in Nembe area.
According to sources from Nembe communities, the corpse was found in the early hours of Sunday morning by some boat drivers, who alerted the community leaders. “When the attention of some Nembe chiefs was drawn to the floating corpse, they immediately called the JTF commanders.”
Meanwhile, Bayelsa State Government has condoled with the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, and families of the five slain military and police officers by unknown gunmen over the weekend in the state.
According to the statement issued yesterday and signed by Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seriake Dickson, Mr. Daniel Markson-Iworiso, the state government expressed regret over the incident and assured that the Dickson administration will partner with security agencies to arrest perpetrators of the dastardly act, stressing that no stone would be left unturned to bring the killers to justice.
The Bayelsa State governor also assured the families of the slain officers that their loved ones and benefactors did not die in vain, noting that, they died as gallant officers, while in active service to their fatherland and prayed for the repose of their souls.