“TROOPS AVERT ATTACKS ON OIL PIPELINES AT GULOBOKRI AND EWELESO.
Today, 29th May 2016 in the early hours of morning, troops of 343 Artillery Regiment of 2 Brigade, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army.
Carried out patrol within the general area of Gulobokri and Eweleso, around Brass area in Bayelsa State. During the exercise, the patrol team had an encounter with some armed militants in 2 Speed boats with intents to blow up Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) pipeline at Gulobokri.
The suspected vandals opened fire on the patrol team. The troops responded with overwhelming,superior,firepower and as a result, the suspected criminals speed off from the area with many of them sustaining gunshot wounds.
No casualty on the patrol team. Unfortunately, a personnel of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) attached to the team sustained gunshot wound. He has since been evacuated and he is in a stable condition”.