Military Men Foil Attempts To Hijack A Ship, Arrest Vandals In Delta

According to military spokesman, Troops of Operation Base 2 yesterday thwarted an attempted hijack of a vessel in the restive Niger Delta and separately arrested five pipeline vandals.  “Troops of Operation Base 2 repelled a hijack of a vessel (MT VAJARA) by heavily armed bandits in Ramos River, around Agge area of Delta state,” Lieutenant Commander Thomas Otuji said in a statement.

He said the pirates were repelled after a fierce exchange of fire with government troops.Otuji also said five people were arrested on October 17 and 18 near oil wellheads around the port city of Warri.

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