The Nigeria Army said it has dislodged a group of miscreants in Akwa Ibom State after killing policemen and carted away several weapons.
Army spokesman Mohammed Yerima in a statement stated that “the general security situation in Akwa Ibom state has been very peaceful until recently when the security situation around Essien Udim Local Government Area of the State became tensed occasioned by activities of some hoodlums and criminal elements.”
Yerima stated that the miscreants exploited various avenues to acquire weapons to perpetrate their heinous crimes.
“In the past few weeks, the group has attacked various security agencies which resulted in the loss of lives and carting away of weapons,” Yerima said.
“The last incident led to the killing of some Policemen including a CSP. The hoodlums continued to terrorise law-abiding citizens through extortions and infringement on their rights.”
Consequently, the Army spokesman said a combined team of Military and Security Agencies in the State conducted a clearance operation at Ntak Ikot Akpan to flush out the miscreants.
He stated that the operation was “successfully executed and resulted in the dislodgement of the criminals while fleeing hoodlums were neutralised by the Air Component.
“Normalcy has been restored in the area while the Police personnel have since assumed full control and carrying out normal duties.”
The Army spokesman urged members of the public not to panic but to remain calm and continue to support the security agencies to further consolidate on the successes recorded so far.