The troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested seven suspected militants in Cross River State.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Sunday that the troops of 13 Brigade, 82 Division, arrested a high ranking militant kingpin and three others at Saint Joseph Hospital, Ikot Ene junction, Akpabuyo Local Government Area of the state.
Usman said that the kingpin also identified as Abuja Daddy and G3 and the three others were picked up while attempting to pick up a ransom from the relative of a kidnap victim.
According to him, efforts were being made to pick up another wanted militant leader known as ‘G1’ who was still at large.
Usman said that two arrested militants ‘G2’ and ‘G3’ were giving useful information to the troops that could lead to the arrest of other militants in the region.
He said that the troops also arrested three militants with a locally made pistol and some cartridges in the state.
He said that the three suspects were arrested during a robbery operation at Refugee Camp, Efut Isigi, Bakassi Local Government Area of the state.