By Gom Mirian, Abuja
Three notorious sea robbers on the wanted list of the Nigerian Military have been arrested on Monday in Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The successful capture of the sea robbers was made possible by the Maritime Component of the Nigerian armed forces led by Troops of sector 2, Operation DELTA SAFE.
Coordinator, Directorate Of Defence Media Operations, DHQ, Major General John Enenche, on Wednesday in a news conference said the sea robbers, who escaped with gunshot wounds were apprehended in Bilabiri community where they were being treated for gunshot wounds.
According to him, the Robbers are currently undergoing treatment and preliminary investigation, after which they will be handed over to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.
In another operation led by the same team where the troops encounter another notorious gang of sea robbers at sea at about occurred at 10:30 pm, is said to have recorded casualties on the part of the criminals.
“In our Maritime environment, Troops of sector 2, Operation DELTA SAFE on Friday 3 April 2020 at about 10:30 pm encountered a notorious gang of Sea Robbers at sea, who have been on the wanted list of our troops. After the fire fight, which was won, troops were able to recover one of the bodies of the criminals” He said.
Speaking on the continuous efforts by the Armed Forces of Nigeria in support of the the against COVID-19 in the country, Enenche said the Nigerian military has provided additional three facilities for isolation and treatment of patients infected with the virus.
According to Enenche, the facilities were spread out as follows ; the Nigerian Navy Hospital Warri, the Nigerian Navy Medical Centre Borokiri Port Harcourt and Nigeria Navy Logistics School Medical Centre, Owerrinta, bringing the total to 21 Centres.
He further disclosed that 80 Armed forces medical personnel have been trained and deployed to the various centers to provide medical support.