Navy arrests Bakassi group’s alleged kingpin
The Nigerian Navy has arrested one of the suspected top leaders of a group in the restive Niger Delta.
The group according to Navy Spokesman, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, is known as Bakassi Strike Force (BSF).
Ezekobe noted that the suspected militants top dog, Uduak Etim Thompson, also known as Sangata was arrested on September 12, 2016 at his hideout in Calabar by a joint team from Nigerian Navy Ship Victory and Defence Intelligence Agency.
Some top members of the BSF had earlier been arrested.
“In a related development, the patrol team deployed by Naval Outpost (NOP) Ikuru arrested four suspected notorious sea robbers who were alleged to be responsible for several attacks and robbery incidences at Oyorokoro, Ataba, Kaa and Oyorokoro communities in Andoni Local government area of Rivers State. The gang was alleged to have particularly attacked market women on September 4, 2016 at Oyorokoro community.
“These arrests bring to fore the commitment of the Nigerian Navy and other security agencies to stamp out the menace of criminal brigandage in the region. Investigation into these untoward activities have commenced and the perpetrators will be handed over to prosecuting agencies for further action,” Ezekobe added.