Bodies of slain naval ratings, others recovered in Bayelsa

Three bodies of the naval ratings killed by suspected militants at a wellhead in Nembe creek, Nembe local government area of Bayelsa State have been recovered.

SHIPS & PORTS DAILY gathered bodies of unidentified employee of an oil firm, ICEO, and an assistant boat driver who were victims of the attack were also retrieved.

The bodies, which were said to have floated along the Brass waterways, were reportedly found by a search team of naval personnel.

Four naval ratings attached to the oil servicing company were killed on Tuesday morning following an ambush by suspected militants at the Nembe creeks.

A senior employee of the firm and his wife identified simply as Mercy were among persons reportedly gunned down by the militants.

Mercy, who accompanied her husband on inspection tour of a wellhead supplying crude oil to Nembe flow station, was killed on the spot during the attack described by security sources as brutal.

Our correspondent learnt that a search team found three bodies out of the four naval ratings, who were initially declared missing.

A security source who spoke in confidence said the gunmen after killing the woman, shot all the occupants of the boat and pushed them into the water.

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