Tension as bombs hit gunmen’s hideouts, FG goes after IPOB members
- Wed Apr 07 2021
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Tension has erupted amongst residents Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State after Nigeria Army bombarded the Ikot Akpan forest in the area, a supposed hideout for suspected hoodlums
Residents said the operation began with the deployment of helicopters and drones for aerial surveillance and bombing before ground troops moved in to flush out criminal elements.. Residents said they had been informed to steer clear from the area after President Buhari through his aide gave an order to the Military forces to fish out all the criminals after the Imo State attack.
Resident on an interview with newsmen stated, “We were woken up this morning by sounds of gunshots and military helicopters hovering around the entire village with fearful sounds. Although we heard the information, nobody knew it was going to be that fearful. So, I instructed my wife and children to remain indoors throughout the exercise.
“I don’t know how many people were arrested by the army but what I know is that they carried out an aerial surveillance of communities in the LGA.” He added.