Troops of the 19 Battalion of the Nigerian Army deployed for “Operation Delta Safe”, an anti-militancy initiative in the Niger Delta region, have recovered a variety of arms and ammunition from a soldier and suspected militants. According to a situation report seen by SaharaReporters, some of the weapons were discovered on a farm in Okitipupa, Ondo State, by hired laborers. The farm according to the report is owned by a soldier, Warrant Officer Isaiah Oladoye (93/NA/371331).
The weapons, on discovery and receipt, were handed over to the Divisional Police Officer of Okitipupa, Mr. Express Omogui. Also, discovered on the farm was an AK 47 assault rifle, with an AK 47 magazine and 29 7.62 ammunition. Also, troops of the Battalion participating in Operation Crocodile Smile in Koko, Warri North Local Government Area, arrested two suspects with two single barrel guns at Ajalugbeti. The troops were working on the renewed threat of the Niger Delta Avengers to attack oil installations.
According to the situation report, the operational command has been directed to advise troops to be ready to move at any time. The command was also directed to make provisions for troops as well as the upkeep of their families.