By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
Nigerian Army has said that a group of miscreants in Ntak Ikot Akpan, Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State who recently took laws into their hands by attacking and killing security operatives and carted away weapons has been dislodged.
They were dislodged following a successful joint military operation conducted in the area to flush out the miscreants from their hideouts.
Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima stated this in a statement dated April 7, 2021, made available to newsmen in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
According to Brigadier General Yerima, normalcy has been restored in the area while the Police personnel have since assumed full control and carrying out normal duties.
It would be recalled that in the past few weeks, the group has attacked various security agencies which resulted in the loss of lives and carting away of weapons.
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 a combined team of Military and Security Agencies in the State conducted a clearance operation at Ntak Ikot Akpan to in order to flush out the miscreants.
“The operation was successfully executed and resulted in the dislogment 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.
“Members of public are advised not to panic but to remain calm and continue to support the security agencies to further consolidate on the successes recorded so far, the Army statement stated.