Nigerian Army on Thursday announced the death of two of its personnel during a fierce battle with gunmen suspected to be pirates.
According to Captain Ali Lazarus, an Assistant Director Army Public Relations of the 2nd Brigade, the incident occurred at about 11am.
He stated further that “Troops on Patrol in Abonemma, Akilu torus LGA of Rivers State had a fierce encounter with a group of unknown gunmen suspected to be sea pirates.
“Our men displayed extraordinary gallantry during the encounter. Unfortunately, an officer and a soldier who sustained various degree of injury lost their lives.
“We are in pursuit of the criminals and we will surely get them.
All law abiding citizens are urged to remain calm and go about their lawful activities.
“The Army will continue to make necessary sacrifices to ensure sustainable peace and security of lives and property of everyone in the state.”