Operation Pulo Shield, OPS, yesterday, disclosed that its troops rescued an abducted expatriate and arrested the killers of two soldiers.
They also killed one suspected militant and arrested three others.
A statement signed by the Coordinator of the Joint Media Center of the outfit, Col. Ado Isa, said the troops during a manhunt on criminals along Soku Gas plant encountered suspected militants who opened fire on them which they quickly repelled killing one suspect and injuring others.
He said three suspects were arrested but they claimed to be victims of pirates attack.
According to him, equipment recovered from the suspects include two AK 47 Automatic Assault rifles and 10 Magazine loaded with 7.62mm special ammunition.
Meanwhile, in a bid to rescue expatriates and fish out the killers of two soldiers, troops had dominated the creeks while land trotting was intensified.
The statement said, “It would be recalled that on April 5 suspected sea pirates attacked construction company workers along Ogbia Nembe road in Bayelsa State. Two soldiers attached to the company put spirited efforts to stop the abduction of an expatriate working with the company, but lost their lives during the encounter while an expatriate was taken hostage.
‘‘The command wishes to use this medium to call on the good people of the region to come up with reliable information that will lead to the arrest of the fleeing suspects while assuring the region of the determination of Operation PULO SHIELD to flush out all illegal activities. The command enjoined the people to go on with their legitimate activities as they are on top of the situation.”

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