JTF uncovers hide-out of sea pirates, recovers arms, ammunitions in Bayelsa

Mkpoikana Udoma 02 January 2015, Port Harcourt – In its efforts at eradicating sundry crimes and safe guarding the Niger Delta region, the anti-kidnapping and sea robbery squad of the Joint Military Task Force, JTF, codenamed Operation Pulo Shield, says it has arrested five suspected sea pirates.

The arrest is not unconnected to the recent attack of a fiber boat belonging to JTF.

The JTF in a statement by its Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, Colonel Mustapha Anka, said its aggressive and continuous day and night raids, stop and search patrols along the waterways led to the arrest and recovery of some weapons from the hoodlums.

According to the statement, “During the week-long operation, three Browning Machine Gun (BMGs) with registration Nos 1981 with stand, B572 Banel No Z90323 with stand, HMG – 50MG ST Kinetics Serial No 2405PM with sitting, with its links ammunition (buried under ground), others are 1 AK 47 Rifles without registration No, a G3 Rifle with No G310D792 and She Rifle with Reg No T67439 and Wooden Dummy rifle”.

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