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Ex-militant's homes stormed by soldiers over alleged gunrunning

13 January 2016, 16:04

Delta - The residences of a former militant leader, Solomon Ndigbara (also known as Osama bin Laden), have been invaded by soldiers over alleged gunrunning and kidnapping, Punch reports.

The Ndigbara’s houses in Bua-Yeghe, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State were invaded by the army officers from the 2 Brigade base of the Nigerian Army, at about 5.30pm on Sunday.

Also read: FG assures ex-militants of regular stipends payment

The soldiers also carried out a similar operation at the home of the former militant leader in Port Harcourt on Monday who is suspected of gun running and kidnapping activities.

The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Captain Eli Lazarus, who confirmed the raid, said Ndigbara’s supporters protested the raid, adding that several property were destroyed during the raid.

 The Chairman of Gokana Local Government Area, Austin Sor, however, described the operation as an onslaught, shocking and unwarranted.

Read more at Punch

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