Troops Rescue Five Foreign Expatriates.
Recover Stolen Crude Oil from suspected militants at Yellow Island in Rivers State.
The victims comprising three Russians, one Ukrainian and one Equatorial Guinean abducted on May 9,
The expatriates were freed by a joint team from Forward Operating Base Bonny, Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder,
and troops of 146 Battalion, on Tuesday.
Troops Rescue Five Foreign Expatriates, This was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday
by the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche.
The defence spokesman said following credible intelligence, a joint team of the Forward Operating Base Bonny,
Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder, and troops of 146 Battalion swiftly combed the creeks in search of the
“After a thorough search and rescue operation, the gallant troops raided 4 identified sea pirates/militants’
hideout at Ibiakafemo, Idinkiri, Tombie and Ogboma.
“The identified camps were subsequently destroyed to deny the pirates freedom of action. Consequently,
on the early hours of 6 October 2020, the pirates/militants compelled by the ongoing operation surrendered
to the gallant troops and handed over the 5 kidnapped foreign expatriates at Iwofe Waterfront.