Report was got that a team of were ambush by armed youths when returning from the community on Monday. The soldiers arms were seized and shot to dead by the armed youths believed to be militants.
Chairman of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, Central Zone, Mr Tare Porri, also confirmed the attack. That only one person (boatman) was said to have escaped the attack by jumping into the water before he was shot by the hoodlums.
He condemned the incident and described the killing of the soldiers as “bizarre and unprovoked”, saying the zonal leadership of the council would meet later on Thursday to discuss the issue and other problems affecting the zone.
Pori was, however, worried that the action of the suspected militants had pushed the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS) to begin a military operation in Letugbene and Ebelabiri.
He said residents in the area accused the military of burning down houses and destroying properties in the operation launched to fish out the perpetrators.
Also, a security commander, who confirmed the attack, lamented the rising cases of killing of security agents and called for measures to be adopted to stop the trend.