by AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Joint Task Force (JTF) operating in Niger Delta has arrested six suspects and recovered some arms and ammunition from a militant camp in Ke Community in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The Defence announced the development from its Headquarters in Abuja.
According to the Defence, the development was a swift reaction to the attack on the JTF troops along Nembe Community recently.
The military authority said the JTF carried out a cordon and search operation in suspected militants camps responsible for the attack at Ke Community in Degema Local Government Area.
“The Militant camp was destroyed by JTF troops while six suspects comprising of four male and two females were arrested,” the Defence stated.
It reported that large quantities of arms and live ammunition were also recovered from the camp.
The Defence reported that other items, which include three speed boats, communication gadgets and generators, were recovered from the militant camp
The arrested suspects are in custody of the JTF and are helping the Task Force in the investigation that is expected to lead to the arrest of other fleeing suspects and their sponsors, the Defence said.
The Defence assured the Task Force is in hot pursuit for other fleeing suspects and in no time would catch up with them and bring them to justice.
“The JTF will continue to dominate the creeks and waterways of the Niger Delta Region and will not rest until the perpetrators of this heinous act are apprehended.”
The Task Force called on people with credible information that would lead to the arrest of other fleeing suspects to come forward to enable it carry out its operation effectively in line with its mandate and Zero Tolerance Campaign against all acts illegalities in the region.
– CAJ News