Soldiers raid ex-militants’ leader’s house in Rivers State

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THERE was commotion Monday night in Yeghe community, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State as soldiers raided the house of a former militant leader, Solomon Ndigbara.

It was learnt that the house of the former warlord was razed by the soldiers, even as the heavy shooting continued in the area.

Indigenes of the community were said to have abandoned their homes and fled to neighbouring communities as the soldiers took over Ndigbara’s house and its surroundings.

It was gathered that the army operations were extended to Khana Local Government Area as some people were said to have been injured while scampering for safety.

Sources said that some youths working for the former militant leader had set ablaze the campaign office of the Rivers South East senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Magnus Abe in Bori, Khana LGA.

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The attack on Abe campaign office, according to a community source, was in retaliation of the soldiers’ raid of Ndigbara residence.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer, 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Captain Eli Lazarus, said there was an ongoing military operation by the Army in Gokana, promising that the media would soon be briefed on the matter.

Also, the Media Assistant to Abe said he would soon send a press statement on the development in Khana Local Government Area.

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