Suspected sea pirates on Friday, August 7, 2015, attacked a military checkpoint in Nembe, Bayelsa state, killing four soldiers and a policeman.

Vanguard reports that the incident occurred at about 11.30pm at the Nembe waterfront.

The attackers were allegedly in search of arms and ammunition. A security source said the gunmen stormed the military checkpoint from land and water.

According to the report, the suspected pirates carted away rifles of the slain operatives as well as HP guns and ammunition from the base. They further disappeared into the mangrove creek.

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