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Suspected militants arrested in Bayelsa

18 December 2015, 19:42

Bayelsa - Troops of the Joint Force in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, have arrested suspected militants and pipeline vandals during their operations in the region, Punch reports.

Guns and ammunition including explosives which the suspects allegedly used to blow off pipelines were recovered.

The arrested suspects and the recovered arms and ammunition were paraded at the headquarters of the OPS on Opolo Road, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, on Thursday.

Also read: Troops destroy five more Boko Haram camps

The Commander, OPS, Maj. Gen. Alani Okunlola, said during a news conference that the arrest of the suspects and recovery of weapons were effected during raids on militant camps.

He said the feat was achieved during their operation along Benin River and adjoining creeks in Itagbene, Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State last week.

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