The Nigerian Army on Thursday, announced the death of 2 soldiers and 4 civilians – whom were killed by Niger Delta militants.
John Unuakahlu, Assistant Director army public relations, who made the disclosure, noted that the soldiers were killed on Wednesday, in Warri South West local government area of Delta state.
“At about 5:50pm on 1 June 2016, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) houseboat deployed at Ejere junction in Warri south local government area was attacked by suspected armed militants group.”
“The suspected militants approached the Houseboat in Five (5) speed boats mounted with 250 horse power engines and disguised as normal commuters.”
“During the deliberate attack 2 soldiers were killed, one wounded, one soldier missing while 4 civilian staff attached to the house boat were shot dead. The attack occurred when other members of the troops were on pipeline patrol”, said Unuakahlu.