Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Army Arrests Suspected Militant Leader

Men of the Nigerian Army have arrested a suspected leader of a militant group who specialize in bombing pipelines. Mr. Gabriel Ogbudje is said to be behind the bombing of NPDC pipeline Shoreline major delivery trunk line within Ogo-Oteri general area on the 26th of August.

 Acting Director Army Public Relations Officer, Col Sani Usman Kukasheka said this in a statement released.The statement reads:

  “The suspected militant, who was trailed, was arrested by troops along Agbor-Abraka road, Edo State on Tuesday 6th September 2016. “He has been on the run since he was declared wanted because of his public declaration as the leader of the militant group “Otugas Fire Force” and his subsequent declaration of the threat code named “Crocodile Tears”, which was published by the Vanguard and Thisday newspapers on 31st August 2016, while the Brigade was engaged on the military field training exercise nicknamed “Operation Crocodile Smile”.

 “Gabriel was arrested along with his accomplice, Mr. Elvis Dweller Ejus. Both suspects were handed to Operation DELTA SAFE for further interrogation and subsequent handing over to the relevant security agency for prosecutions.”

 Col. Kukasheka also stated that Gabriel Ogbuje was arrested along with two other persons, Mr. Lawson Samson and an elderly man, Mr. Iyang Ekpo in Calabar, Cross State while driving in a vehicle with registration number, CRS 86 AO1 on Saturday, 3rd September 2016.

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