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Nigeria's military says pirates hijacked a military gunboat and three soldiers are missing after the ambush in the southern oil-rich state of Bayelsa.

Spokesperson colonel Mustapha Anka says a team on patrol was ambushed on Sunday on the Santa Barbara River, an area rife with pirates.

Anka said a search-and-rescue operation is continuing on Tuesday to locate the missing soldiers.

In October, pirates on the same river attacked a military escort for a barge carrying oil. They killed three soldiers and took off with a military gunboat.

Pirates in Nigeria steal oil and also kidnap for ransom.