Gunmen suspected to be sea pirates reportedly ambushed operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) with four of the operatives feared dead.

A resident of the community who spoke on condition of anonymity on Saturday revealed that the incident happened in the early hours of Friday.

The source said the officers were shot dead on Bakana River in Degema Local Government Area by sea pirates.

“Two of the victims who are Muslims have already been buried according to Islamic rites,” the eyewitness added.

Reacting, the Spokesman of NSCDC in Rivers, DSC Olufemi Ayodele, did not admit or deny the killing.

Ayodele said the command would issue a statement as more facts unfold.

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