The Nigerian Navy has debunked the reported attack by militant group, known as the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), on its personnel, in Bayelsa State.
A video clip showed heavy shooting between unidentified gunmen and personnel of the Nigerian Navy on unidentified vessels, causing panic in the states of the Niger Delta region, particularly Bayelsa State but the Nigerian Navy, in a statement yesterday, described the video clip as that of activity from simulated assault on a militant location by Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service.
According to the statement, “The Nigerian Navy has debunked reports that Niger Delta Avengers attacked some of its personnel on Thursday.
“This comes after reports and a video footage emerged online indicating that gunmen, suspected to be Niger Delta Avengers, attacked Nigerian Navy personnel deployed to a waterways security vessel in Bayelsa State.”
“The Nigerian Navy however, debunks the reports, stating that the video clip is a simulated assault on a militant location by Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service.”