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Army arrests militants’ kingpin in Cross River

19 September 2016, 07:28Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Troops have arrested a suspected militant kingpin, Victory Benjamin, alongside three other suspects in Cross River State.

Also known as Abuja Daddy or  G3, the alleged kingpin has been arrested by members of 13 Brigade, 82 Division, Nigerian Army.

The alleged kingpin was arrested at Saint Joseph Hospital, Ikot Ene junction, Akpabuyo Local Government Area while attempting to collect ransom from one of their kidnap a victim’s relations.

Also read: Boko Haram selling women through Whatsapp, Facebook

In a related development, troops of the same formation have also  arrested three suspected militants with a locally made pistol and some cartridges while robbing victims around refugees’ camp at Efut Isigi in Bakassi Local Government Area, Cross Rivers State.

Meanwhile, troops have cordoned off the residents of the most wanted militant kingpin,  Alias G1 still at large, as already the arrested militants known as “G2” and “G3” are providing useful information that would assist the military to track other criminals in the region.

Army spokesperson, Sani Kukasheka Usman, confirmed the developments. 

- CAJ News


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