By Daniels Nwokike
Troops of Operation DELTA SAFE on patrol around Iyalama Adama axis of Rivers State Wednesday, discovered and destroyed 13 illegal refineries.
However, two soldiers were killed while three others sustained gun shot injuries while responding to a distress call of sea robbers attack.
Stating this in a statement, the Media Coordinator, Major Abubakar Abdullahi disclosed that the operation which is in continuation of its drive to accomplish its mandate,however recorded no arrests.
According to him; “Sadly, our troops deployed at Creek 6 Houseboat Cawthorne Channel while responding to a distress call of sea robbers attack around Ijawkiri general area engaged heavily armed sea robbers.
“Unfortunately, 2 gallant soldiers exhibited highest point of patriotism by paying supreme price, while 3 others sustained gunshot injuries”.
He further noted that efforts are ongoing by the JTF to track and apprehend the criminals.