Operation Python Dance II Raid Delta Communities
The troop of the Nigerian Army under Operation Python II invaded the Ajakurama, an Ijaw community in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State on Monday in search of suspected kidnappers.
The soldiers had acted on a tip-off, making them storm the communities at about 8am on Monday.
The investigation revealed that no fewer than 15 houses were raided but no suspect was found in all as the soldiers promised to return soon.
It was gathered that some suspected kidnappers used the community as hideouts and that the soldiers were acting on the tip-off.
Reacting to the invasion, Army Public Relations Officer, 4 Brigade Command, Benin, Captain Muhammed Maidawa, confirmed the raid, saying the Army got security report that the community was being used as a hideout for militants and kidnappers.
According to Maidawa, there is information that the community is more or less the abode of militants and kidnappers, adding, “We have gathered enough intelligence and found out that the kidnappers were using the community as hideouts.”
The Operation Python II ended its activities in the Southeast last week before moving towards the South-south to curb the criminal activities of militants and kidnappers.