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N/Delta Activist Raises Alarm Over JTF’s Harassment Of Residents In Gbaramatu Kingdom

N/Delta Activist Raises Alarm Over JTF’s Harassment Of Residents In Gbaramatu Kingdom

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
Niger Delta activist and the Fiyewei of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Chief Godspower Gbenekama, has raised the alarm over the purported harassment and intimidation of community indigenes in Gbaramatu Kingdom by men of the Joint Military Task Force (JTF). Gbenekama alleged that JTF had stationed four gunboats in the Oporoza waterside jetty which have being causing serious tension and trauma in the area for reasons yet to be fathom even when there is no crisis in the area. He, however for the seek of peace in the Niger Delta, called on the JTF Commander, Rear Admiral Suleiman Apochi, to immediately call his men to order. The activist in a press release signed and made available to BigPen Online in Warri on Thursday, alleged that the JTF team had stormed Oporoza, the headquarters of Gbaram...
BREAKING! JTF ‘Kills’ N’Delta Militant Leader In Custody After His Surrender

BREAKING! JTF ‘Kills’ N’Delta Militant Leader In Custody After His Surrender

NEWS
  Operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF) codenamed Operation Delta Safe has allegedly killed the notorious Niger Delta militant Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo, alias Karowei who reportedly surrender to them on Thursday. BigPen Online gathered that Karowei was killed Thursday night in a controversial manner after his reported surrender and subsequent arrest at Ogbobagbene community, country home of former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Goddey Orubebe in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state. Dependable sources who confided on BigPen Online revealed that the militant leader who killed about five soldiers including a naval officer during his criminal expedition was 'wasted' by soldiers last night in alleged 'stage managed' operation. The source hinted that Karowe...
Alleged Invasion Of Ijaw Communities: IYC Call On Military Authority To Call Soldiers To Order

Alleged Invasion Of Ijaw Communities: IYC Call On Military Authority To Call Soldiers To Order

METRO
Foremost Ijaw youth group, the Ijaw Youth Council, has called on the military authorities to caution their men and release innocent persons arrested in connection with the alleged killing of a soldier in a boundary community between Delta and Bayelsa state. This came following the alleged invasion of Ijaw communities in Delta and Bayelsa states over the killing of a soldier at Ogbugbagbene community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State The factional IYC President, Mr Eric Omare, in a statement on Sunday, lamented: “Since the unfortunate murder, communities along the Forcados river such as Bomadi, Tuomo, Tamigbe, Toru-Ndoro, Bulu-Ndoro, Ogbugbagbene, Ojobo, Torugbene, Letugbene and other communities have been under heavy military siege with movement highly restricted and
JTF Discovers Arms Factory In Delta, Apprehend 5 Suspects

JTF Discovers Arms Factory In Delta, Apprehend 5 Suspects

METRO
The Joint Task Force, codenamed Operation DELTA SAFE has discovered a local arms manufacturing hideout in Arhavwarien Kingdom of Ughelli South in Delta State. JTF Commander, Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman told newsmen on Monday that following the raid operation which took place weekend, three suspects were arrested after a shootout. He named the suspects as Messer Isiyaka Uchuko, Ese James and Elvis Phillips. Items recovered from them include; 13 Short barrel local made guns, 5 Double barrel local made guns, 10 x local made pistols, 3 x live cartridges, one empty catridge and 2 x Rounds of 7.62 millimeter special ammunition. Meanwhile, the tackforce following a tip off, has arrested one Mr Mathew Okafor, 50 years old in connection with the buying and selling of an Internation...
Troops Clampdown On Four Kidnappers In River, Raid Another’s Den In Bayelsa

Troops Clampdown On Four Kidnappers In River, Raid Another’s Den In Bayelsa

NIGER DELTA
(BigPen, Rotterdam) Troops of Operation DELTA SAFE (OPDS) on Tuesday ambushed a gang of sea robbers along KM-45 AWOBA Waterways in Rivers State.  During the ambush operation, four suspected sea robbers met their waterloo. Items recovered from them include; 2× AK-47 rifles, quantity 3× AK-47 magazines, quantity 22 ammunitions and one speed boat mounted with one 200 Horse-Power engine. Similarly, troops patrol along Bayelsa waterways acting on information, raided a sea pirates hideout along FORUPA-LOBIA waterways. However, sea pirates on sighting troops advance fled the hideout, and left behind 3× fiber boats and one 75 Horse-Power engine. The hideout was subsequently destroyed instantly while the troops continue with their patrols. Meanwhile, the Commander Operation DELTA