JTF bursts kidnappers’ camp in Bayelsa

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Aug 14th, 2014
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The Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield, in a special raid tagged Operation Grand Slam (OGS) has invaded notorious criminals’ hideouts in the creeks of Southern Ijaw local government area  of Bayelsa State.

The Nation gathered that the operation was launched following increasing activities of pirates, pipeline vandals and oil thieves along the state’s waterways.

The hoodlums were said to have capitalised on the difficult terrains of the area to unleash violence on innocent members of the public.

OGS was said to have extended its raid to Azuzuama and Ekeni in Ekeremor local government area of the state.

JTF’s operatives reportedly stormed and dislodged hoodlums in a camp at Meibegbemo close to Zobia in Faropo community of Southern Ijaw.

The operatives who engaged the hoodlums in a shootout recovered arms and ammunition in the camp before setting it ablaze.

It was, however, gathered that during the exchange of fire, the miscreants escaped to the creeks with many gunshot wounds.

The Media Coordnator, JTF, Lt. Col. Mustapha Anka, who confirmed the incident, said no suspect was arrested.

But he said JTF recovered cache of arms and ammunition during the operation.

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