– The Nigerian Navy has apprehended the leader of the militant group, Bakasi Strike Force, Uduak Etim Thompon – Thompson was arrested alongside four other members of his group – The militant leader was arrested at his hideout in calabar

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The Nigerian Navy says it has apprehended the
leader of Bakassi Strike Force (BSF)

The navy said on Wednesday, September 14, that it
has arrested five Niger Delta criminals including
the leader of a notorious militant group, one Uduak
Etim Thompson.
Among crimes said to be perpetrated by the
militants are attack on market women and other
traders, siphoning of crude oil and destruction of
pipelines.

A statement signed by Commodore Christian
Ezekobe, Director of Navy Public Relations said,
“As part of efforts to eliminate unwholesome
activities perpetuated by criminals in the Niger
Delta, the Nigerian Navy has arrested one of the
top leaders of a group which goes by the name
Bakassi Strike Force (BSF).
“The suspected Militant Mr Uduak Etim Thompson
aka SANGATA was arrested on 12 September 2016
at his hideout in Calabar by a joint team from
Nigerian Navy Ship VICTORY and Defence
Intelligence Agency. ”
“It would be recalled that some top members of
the BSF had earlier been arrested.
“In a related development, the patrol team
deployed by Naval Outpost (NOP) Ikuru arrested 4
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 4 September 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.”

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