Gunmen kill 4 soldiers, 2 persons escorting oil barge

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UNKNOWN gunmen have attacked an oil barge along the waterways of Lutegbene, Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

The gunmen, who launched the vicious attack killed four soldiers escorting the barge and two civilians.

Others in the ill-fated vessel were said to have escaped with gunshot wounds by diving into the water and swimming to safety.

The incident, which happened on Sunday night, unsettled the community as troops were said to have mobilised to the area demanding residents to produce the perpetrators.

Angry soldiers allegedly burned some houses in the area following failures by the residents to identify the suspects.

The soldiers were escorting the barge from Port Harcourt in Rivers State to Warri in Delta State when it came under attack.

– Feb. 18, 2020 @ 8:15 GMT |

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