The suspected militants reportedly ambushed the soldiers at Nembe city, Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
The soldiers who are members of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS) were shot dead by the gunmen who also carted away several arms and ammunition belonging to the security outfit.
It was gathered that the incident happened around 9.30am. The suspected militants, after killing the soldiers made away with military gunboats.
According to reports, the suspected militants disguised as mourners before unleashing several gunshots on the unsuspecting officers, killing three instantly and injuring several others, including civilians.