Fighter Jets, Surveillance Aircraft Deployed to Niger Delta to Fight Militancy


Backing his words with action, the military, Monday, deployed fighter jets and surveillance aircrafts to track down members of the new militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, that has in the past few weeks now bombed oil and gas installations in the oil rich region.

It was gathered that the deployed fighter jets and surveillance aircrafts are already patrolling  the creeks of Delta State.

During his Democracy Day broadcast on Sunday, May 29, President Muhammadu Buhari had warned members of the militant group not to test the resolved of the Federal Government to deal with the situation.

He urged them to embrace dialogue or be prepared to be crushed by the military.

In what seemed to be walking his talk, the fighter jets are presently hovering over the creeks to smoke out the militants.

Some residents of riverine communities in Warri South West Local Government said ‎that fighter jets and surveillance aircrafts were flying about in their area presently.

It was learnt that the fighter jets belong to the Nigeria Airforce and ‎that the security agencies were now strongly collaborating to outwit the militants.

It was also gathered that at about 4. 30am, Monday morning, soldiers laid siege to Kurutie community ‎in search of the Avengers .

Soldiers had also invaded Oporoza and Okerenkoko, another Ijaw town in Gbaramatu kingdom, Saturday.

Security source said the soldiers were in search of militants, who they ‎suspected were hiding in some locations in the creeks.

Author: News Editor

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