Troops of ODS Arrest Militant, Recover Cache of Arms

A notorious militant was arrested, while a cache of arms were recovered by troops of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS), in the Niger Delta region of the country.
The newly posted Commander of Operation Delta Safe, Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman, told journalists Friday that the operation was carried out in Cross River State.
The troops were said to have intercepted and recovered cache of arms and ammunition in the operation.
It was gathered that troops of Sector 4 acting promptly on a tip-off intercepted a the gang of militants, robbing innocent traders around Ikang
The troops in quick response reportedly stormed the area, isolated the eight-man gang of militants and engaged them in a gun battle that lasted some minutes.
While seven of the militants were said to have escaped with various degrees of bullet wounds, one of the hoodlums identified as Kingsley Effiong Essien, was arrested.
It was gathered that a General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) was mounted in one of the flying boats used by the militants.
Suleiman said items recovered from them include arms and ammunition, two speed boats, two General Purpose Machine Gun, 200 Horsepower boat Engine (HP), two 150 Horsepower boat Engine, one 75 HP Engine boat and one small wooden boat mounted with 9.9 HP Engine.
Others are three AK47 magazines, 306 rounds of GPMG 7.62 millimeter (mm), Browning Machine Gun (BMG) ammunition, one round of 12.7 millimeter BMG feeding tray, three empty ammunition boxes, one dagger knife, empty cases and links.
Also recovered were six touch light, seven tins of magi, two school bags, three tecno handsets, one Nokia handset, two Etisalat sim cards, two Airtel lines, one memory cards and charms.
Four military camouflage jackets, one Nigerian Navy head warmer, Camel bag (water bottle), four big raps of Indian hemp, packets of condoms and 12.7 millimeters BMG rounds and accessories, were further seized from the militants.

Author: News Editor

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