Seven killed in pirates, security operatives   Leave a comment

No fewer than seven persons lost their lives when some youths, suspected to be pirates and men of a private security guard engaged each other in gun battle in the coastal community of Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

According to a source, victims of the clash, which occurred weekend included four members of the security outfit, identified as Gallery Security Service and three members of the pirates.The source narrated that the suspected pirates had attacked some riverine communities in the local government Sunday morning, when the security men challenged them on their way back to Edo State, where they came from.He narrated further that after the operation, the hoodlums attempted to escape but sighted the men of the private security outfit at Bolowo junction and opened fire on them, killing four of the men and wounded some others. Bodies of two of the pirates who were killed during the shoot-out were recovered from the waters, while one was still been searched for.

Speaking on the incident, Chief Executive Officer of Gallery Security Services, Chief Bibopere Ajube, revealed that the robbers had been terrorising the coastal area for the past two years, noting that his men arrested some of them last year and handed them over to police in Ese-Odo.


Posted August 7, 2014 by rrts in -NEWS

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