The military has said it arrested only 11 suspected militants in the course of the ongoing aerial bombardment of the Arepo creeks in Ogun State.
It said the suspects were trying to flee from the area under heavy fire when they were arrested.
The anti-pipeline vandalism Joint Task Force (JTF), last Thursday commenced aerial bombardment of Arepo following the high level state of insecurity in the area.
The JTF Chairman, ‘Operation Awatse’ Rear Admiral Fergusson Bobai, who also doubles as the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command (WNC) made this disclosure at a press conference held at the headquarters of the Logistics Command, Ikeja.
Admiral Bobai said the operatives carried out an aerial bombardment of the creeks and mangroves of Ishawo and Igando areas of Ikorodu in Lagos State; then Arepo, Awawa, Elepete and Ibafo areas of Ogun State.
With so many targets in the creeks, it was gathered that the vandals had set up observation posts, which were manned by their heavily armed duty post guards carrying General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG)
Source: Daily Trust.