Following the breach of security, and resultant tension that has been created by activities of some hoodlums in Akwa Ibom State, a combined team of Military and Security Agencies in the State have conducted a clearance operation at Ntak Ikot Akpan to flush out the miscreants.
This was contained in a press release made available to members of the press today, by Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima,
Director, Army Public Relations.
According to the statement, the miscreants exploited various avenues to acquire weapons to perpetrate their heinous crimes. In the past few weeks, the group has attacked various security agencies which resulted in the loss of lives, and have carted away several weapons, the last incident of which, led to the killing of some policemen including a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP.
The hoodlums have continued to terrorise law abiding citizens through extortions and infringement on their rights.
However, the joint operation, which was successfully excexecuted has resulted in the dislogment of the criminals while fleeing hoodlums were neutralised by the Air Component.
Thus, normalcy has been restored in the area while the police personnel have since assumed full control and are currentlycarrying out normal duties unhindered.
Yerima advices members of public against panicking, but should rather remain calm and continue to support the security agencies to further consolidate on the successes recorded so far.