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Soldiers storm Ondo to arrest ex-militant leader

27 January 2016, 17:18

Ondo - Security operatives stormed the riverine Bolowoh community in Ondo State, in search of a former commander of Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, (MEND), Bibopre Ajube, aka Shoot-At-Sight, Vanguard reports.

The soldiers were in search of the former militant leader who is a partner of former General Officer Commanding, GOC, of MEND, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, in connection to the bombing of pipelines in Delta State.

Meanwhile a non-governmental organisation, the Ijaw People Development Initiative, IPDI, has called on the international community to come to their aid as the Ijaw nation was under military siege.

Also read: Ijaw communities ordered to surrender pipeline bombing suspects

National president of the organisation, Austin Ozobo said thousands of residents have deserted their communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom and Bolowoh community, Ondo State, the hometown of former militant leader, Bibopre Ajube, aka Shoot-At-Sight, because of the presence of the soldiers.

The presidency had on Monday directed Ijaw communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State to surrender to the security operatives, perpetrators of the pipeline bomb attacks.

Read more at Vanguard

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