7 March 2012
By Emma Amaize
MEND militants with kidnapped foreign oil workers. (Photo Courtesy MEND) Warri — MOVEMENT for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, yesterday, said that it was not only four military men that were killed in the March 2, gun fight between Joint Task Force, codenamed Operation Pulo Shield, with militants in the creek of Bayelsa State, adding that over 10 soldiers, including a Lieutenant Colonel, were killed.
It also said none of its men was killed in the encounter and challenged the task force to produce the corpse of any of its fighters that was killed.
JTF had, after the bloody fight, said that it killed Shedrack Itokofuwei, an alleged sea pirate, who led the attack and killing of Lt Col Malik and three naval ratings.
Meanwhile, the Police in
said they have recovered the bodies of five policemen killed by unknown gunmen on the Nembe Waterway on March 1. Bayelsa State