The Nigerian Army said it arrested seven suspected militants in its raid on some militants’ camps in Ijaw communities in Edo State.
It denied reports that its personnel invaded Ajakurama community in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of the state on the invitation of an ex-militant, identified as one Ejuene Peres.
A press statement issued by spokesman of the 4 Brigade Nigerian Army, Captain Mohammed Maidawa, said the suspects were arrested during a joint operation with other security agencies in Ekehuan axis.
Captain Maidawa explained that its personnel received credible intelligence which revealed a concentration of militant camps regrouping in the community “as a result of an onslaught by troops of the Operation Crocodile Smile”. Read more