Navy raids Southern Ijaw sea robber camp, recovers weapons 

The Commander Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) SOROH,  Commodore Olushina Ojebode, Wednesday,  said as part of its determination to curb its area of operation of illegal weapons before, during and after the off-cycle gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state, it  raided a suspected sea robbers’ hideout in Southern Ijaw during the election.

He said this during a press briefing at the Naval Base in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital.

The commander said, acting on credible information, he swiftly deployed anti-sea robbery patrol team from one of its Naval Security Station (NSS 030) which is at Foropa community in Southern Ijaw local government area.

He said: “Accordingly, on sighting the Nigerian Navy Patrol team gunboats, the suspected sea robbers fled into the bushes.

“During the raid in Southern Ijaw, NNS SOROH special anti-sea robbery team further cordoned and searched the area and recovered one general purpose machine gun (GPMG) with 100 links, 2 x AK 47 rifles, one locally made long gun, 2 x Tavor magazines, 11 rounds of 7.62 (NATO), 2 x Cartridge rounds of pump action gun. 

“Additionally, other recovered items include 2 x 200HP Yamaha Engine, 5 x Baofeng Radio, Small Techno Android phone, one GPS phone and 3x small techno phone as well as assorted camouflage uniforms.”