Pirates kill soldier in Delta

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A community source said the soldier and two of the pirates were the clash.

It gathered that the suspects, who came on a speedboat, planned to loot an armoury at the military checkpoint in the area.

The pirates were said to have opened fire on the soldiers who swiftly returned fire.

A soldier and two members of the gang were killed, while a fleeing pirate was arrested.

A few days ago, there were reports of a similar incident in Egbema kingdom, Warri North council area of the .

An uncertain number of soldiers and about four members of the Egbema were allegedly killed by suspected pirates led by an unidentified ex-militant.

An aide to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on matters, Austin Ozobo, who hails from the area, confirmed the attack.

“Yes, you know Tuomo has a military checkpoint. Some sea bandits came on a 150 Horsepower speedboat at 10:30p.m and attacked the military men,” he said.