A raid by the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) in Bayelsa, have succeeded in sending two suspected militants operating in the creeks to their early graves. The operation was tagged operation Delta Safe.
The suspected militants were killed after they had engaged the JTF in a serious gun battle.
A statement released on Tuesday by Lt. Col. Olaolu Daudu, the spokesman of Operation Delta Safe, confirmed that two of the suspected militants died during the assault by the JTF.
“Troops of Sector 2 (Bayelsa) Operation Delta Safe deployed in Obama flow station acting on a tip off by locals and a vigilance group raided a militant camp.”
“One of the suspects is a notorious leader of criminals popularly known as Labista who is on security agencies’ watch list,” he said.
He said the gang leader had at various times engaged in high profile kidnapping, killing of security personnel, piracy, armed robbery and other criminal activities.
“Labista and his cohorts dived into the river in a bid to escape while the raid was ongoing and were engaged by our troops.”
“At the end of the operations, the bodies of two notorious criminals were found floating on water.”
“They were recovered and deposited at Government Morgue . Items recovered were two single barrel guns, cutlass and four speed boats,” excerpts of the statement reads.