Pirates ambush barge in Niger delta [beegeagle story & fotos]
Four persons, including two soldiers, a retired naval officer and the pilot of an oceangoing tugboat were yesterday killed during a gun battle between men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) and pirates in Bayelsa State. The pirates were said to have ambushed the barge they were escorting along the scenic River Forcados at Angiama community in the state.

The spokesman for the JTF in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, Lt. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed the incident Tuesday. THISDAY gathered that in the ensuing battle, two other soldiers sustained serious bullet holes, while three of the pirates also sustained serious bullet holes, even as they were dragged away by their colleagues when they made good their escape. One of the boat personnel was declared missing.

Posted by: Besoeker 2013-02-06