Special troops of the Nigerian Navy in Bayelsa State have rescued three sailors and arrested one after engaging sea pirates in a gun battle.
The pirates had killed four Nigerian Naval ratings when they seized the sailors a few days ago.
It was gathered that personnel of the Forward Operations Base, FOB, Igbokoda at its Awoye outpost had laid siege since the attack and killing of the naval personnel at Agge.
Having received intelligence of an approaching speed boat suspected to be carrying kidnappers and victims of kidnapping, the Special Forces were deployed in some gunboats to the entrance of the sea.
On sighting the naval gunboats, the kidnappers opened fire. It was however gathered that the naval forces in a tactical manoeuvre, not to hurt the kidnapped victims, trailed the suspects who beach landed at a nearby creek and fled into the bush.
Thereafter, the general environment was combed with the support of community youths and backup of naval personnel from Idi-Ogba and Abereke outpost leading to the arrest of a suspects named Martins Egenuvhe from Olopa Community.
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