The Nigerian Navy says it has arrested one of the top leaders of a militant group called Bakassi Strike Force (BSF) destroying oil and gas installation in Niger Delta. The arrest of the militant is part of efforts to eliminate unwholesome activities by criminals in the Niger Delta.
The suspected militant, Mr. Uduak Thompson aka SANGATA, was arrested on Sept. 12, in his hideout in Calabar by a joint team from Nigerian Navy Ship VICTORY and Defence Intelligence Agency.
A statement by Director of Naval Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, in Abuja, recalled that some top members of the BSF had earlier been arrested.
"The gang was alleged to have particularly attacked market women on Sept. 4, 2016 at Oyorokoro Community. These arrests bring to fore, the commitment of the NN and other security agencies to stamp out the menace of criminal brigandage in the region. Investigation into these untoward activities has commenced and the perpetrators will be handed over to prosecuting agencies for further action," he said.