One of the sea pirates who killed 4 Nigerian Navy personnel and also kidnapped 3 foreigners at Agge in Bayelsa state, have been arrested after a gun battle with Special troops of the Nigerian Navy on Tuesday January 7.
The gun battle ensued shortly after personnel of the Nigerian Navy Forward Operations Base (FOB) Igbokoda at its Awoye outpost, received intelligence at about 11pm of an approaching speed boat suspected to be carrying kidnappers and victims of kidnapping.
The intelligence came days after laying siege to apprehend the suspects who killed 4 naval personnel serving under the jurisdiction of NNS Delta, an operations base in Warri, Delta State.
Upon seeing the Special Forces deployed in gunboats at the entrance of the Sea, the suspects reportedly opened fire which was tactically manouvered by the naval personnel who opted not to push a counter attack which might hurt the kidnapped victims.
The sea pirates who beach landed at a nearby creek and fled into the bush, suffered a counter-attack launched by the special troops who got an extra support from naval personnel at Idi-Ogba and Abereke outpost and youths who helped them search the entire community.
Three (3) foreign nationals (two Russians and one Indian) were rescued and evacuated to naval base after a three hour gunfire battle with the sea pirates. One of the suspects identified as Martins Egenuvhe from Olopa Community in Bayelsa state was also arrested with a rifle.