Army explains raid on ex-militant leader’s home


The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its operation in Yeghe community in Rivers was largely focused on fishing out ex-militant leader, Solomon Ndigbara.

There was prolonged exchange of gun fire on Monday between soldiers and suspected militants defending the home of Ndigbara.

But addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt, Brig.-Gen. Stevenson Olabanji, the Commander of the 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, said there was no loss of life during the incident.

“Around 12 noon on Monday, we received reports of gun fire in Yeghe community, Gokana Local Government Area and I immediately dispatched my Commanding Officer to investigate the incident.

“On reaching the house of Solomon Ndigbara, who had been declared wanted by the army for gun running, some hoodlums fired at the commanding officer.

“The attack on the commanding officer led to a gun battle between our forces and hoodlums which resulted in them (hoodlums) being chased out from the community.

“We learnt that the hoodlums, who fled Yeghe community, later went to Bori community in Khana Local Government Area and burnt down a campaign office belonging to APC,” he said.

Mr. Olabanji said the command had assessed the situation in Bori and was currently “ conducting a stabilisation operation with focus on arresting criminals who committed that heinous crime.’’

“No soldier was killed or sustained gunshot injury nor was there anybody (civilian) killed during the operation,” he said.

Mr. Olabanji also denied accusations that the army was being used by some powerful individuals and groups to influence political interest in the state.

The accusation, he said, was propaganda as no personnel in the brigade would be involved in such activities.

Mr. Olabanji also paraded seven suspected cultists accused of masterminding the killings of civilians a fortnight ago in Omoku community in Onelga Local Government Area of the state.

He said the vehicle used by the suspected cultists had been recovered, adding that they had provided useful information to aid further investigation.

The army commander further said that his officers recovered arms and ammunition during a two- month mop-up operation in the state.

“During our two-month operation against illegal bunkering and other criminal elements, we recovered 10 AK-47 rifles, three G3 rifles, eight pump action rifles, 14 dane guns and nine locally made pistols.

“We also recovered one sub-machine gun, two Berretta pistols, 1,073 assorted live ammunitions, two boat engine lines, several military camouflage uniforms among others.

“Several suspects were also arrested during the period and handed over to other security agencies for further investigation and prosecution,” he said.

He gave assurance that the state would no longer be a safe haven for criminals as the brigade would hunt down perpetrators of crime.

Mr. Olabanji, however, called on members of the public to provide information to security agencies that would lead to the arrest of criminals, adding that their identity would be treated with utmost confidentiality.



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  • share Idea

    They was disturbance in a community and army was called instead of police and the army person said the person they wanted had been declared wanted by the army (not the court) – Nigeria we hail thee. APC and violence

    • raji

      Where were you when Wike was given arms to this criminal just because of winning election. Now the election is partially over and the criminal are with the guns.

      • share Idea

        Pls can you share a link where such news were carried or are you one of the beneficiary. Nigeria we hail thee

    • Observer

      when the people knows that police can’t stand the militants, so they invited the Army, get that stuck brain.

      • share Idea

        How will the people know that police can’t solve the problem. The first line of contact is the police and there will in turn contact the army if need be. Nigeria we hail thee

        • Chinedu Don

          We are not talking about ordinary thieves but MILITANTS . My brother the guns this boys use can hold a state to a standstill for complete one week. How equipped are our police to stand militants?.So if your encharge you will deploy police to go and fight MILITANTS. I can see the kind of feature leaders we have in this country. Nawaaa for you

  • amazing2012

    Do you need to explain why you raid the den of terrorist ?

    • Ade

      Atleast they are better ‘terrorists’, cos they are doing it for their stomachs and not for some 72 virgins or unholy prophet mohammad.

      • amazing2012

        Please probe 72 virgins in Islam ! Christians believed in false on others and cannot probe their point. I challenge you to probe virgins in Quran. While see the love of virgns in the bible:
        1. Judges 21:12″And they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-FOUR HUNDRED VIRGINS(400), that had known no man by lying with any male: and they brought them unto the camp to Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan ”
        2. Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a YOUNG VIRGIN: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat. -1 Kings 1:2
        3. Matthew 19: 29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
        100 houses,brothers,fathers, mothers, WIVES(100 Virgins) , children, lands ?

        • Ade

          There you go!! Your copy and paste good for nothing prophets started it all through the inspiration of the Satan copied the bible verses without knowing the meaning. Now, how do you know I am christian??? Anybody that is nothing a muslim must be a Christian right?? no wonder Muslims are always in conflicts with all religions in the world

          • amazing2012

            You have not provided any point yet but your ignorant disposition. Where do you want me to have my verses ? Should I make one ?
            Concerning Muslims in conflict with other faiths, is simply because we have two religions in the world, Islam and pagans. And you are blind to see.
            if the whole world regard Islam not peaceful religion then it means all the religion of the world are peaceful.
            Interestingly, it stand that all the religions of our world are the same or share the same ideology. This mean if I need peace And salvation I can get from God of Hindus, Shintois, Bhudist not necessarily in Christianity. They are simply one religion with different name.
            Only truth stand out which always stand as ONE not many.You can’t have many truth ! Islam (truth) vs all the religions (false) of the world.
            For instance what is Christianity doing in unity with pagans against Islam when in their bible states
            ? If Christianity is the true religion then it will stand alone as Jesus did ”
            “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: (Hindus, Shintois, Buddhists, ) for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? -2 Corinthians” 6:14
            Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?(Hindus, Shintois, Buddhists, ) He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. -1 John 2:22
            For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. -2 John 1:7 ”
            Give point please or stop confirming ignorance!

          • man

            The Resurrection and Marriage: Luke 20: 27 – 39 (No marriage after death)

            27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. 28 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. 30 The second 31 and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. 32 Finally, the woman died too. 33 Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?”

            34 Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, 36 and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection. 37 But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’[b] 38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”

            39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, “Well said, teacher!” 40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions.

          • Ade

            read beow how filthy your unholy prophet mohammed was. I am shock sane and educated human beings see him as a prophet

            “References to prophet Mohammed’s crimes: Hat tip to our reader Craig for the due diligence in providing the references to these claims. — Muhammad’s marriage to 6yr old Aisha-(Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 234 and 236). — Aisha cleans Muhammad’s semen stains-(Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 229-233), — Muhammad fondling Aisha during her ‘Menses’- (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 6, Number 298-300, Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 1, Number 0270) — Muhammad liked to have intercourse with Aisha and his other wives when they were menstruating (Sahih Muslim, Book 003, Number 0577-0579), — He also loved to recite the Quran when his wives were in Menses while lying between their legs!-(Sahih al- Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 6, Number 296), (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 639) — Muhammad married his adopted Son’s wife called ‘Zaynab’ after lusting for her and then banned Adoption in Islam- (Surah 33:37,Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 305, Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3330, Sahih al- Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 516,The History of Al-Tabari: The Victory of Islam, translated by Michael Fishbein, 1997], Volume VIII, pp. 2-3) — Muhammad having sex with his dead Aunt in the Grave-( “Kanz Al Umal” (The Treasure of the Workers, by Ali Ibn Husam Aldin, commonly known as Al-Mutaki Al-Hindi. He based his book on the hadiths and sayings listed in “Al-Jami Al-Saghir,” written by Jalal ul-Din Al-Suyuti.) — ‘I (Muhammad) put on her my shirt that she may wear the clothes of heaven, and I slept with her in her coffin (grave) that I may lessen the pressure of the grave. She was the best of Allah’s creatures to me after Abu Talib’… The prophet was referring to Fatima , the mother of Ali. “The Arabic word used here for slept is “Id’tajat,” and literally means “lay down” with her. It is often used to mean, “Lay down to have sex.” — Muhammad and the Quran sanctioned sex with your wives and ‘married’ slave girls-(Quran – 70:22-30, 23:5,6, 4:24, 33:50), — Muhammad speaks of sex with Slave Girls- (Sahih Bukhari – Volume 3, # 432, Volume 9, #506, Volume 5, # 637, Sahih Muslim, Volume 2, # 3371) — Muhammad disagreed with ‘coitus interruptus’ with slave girls- he supported RAPE. — Muhammad forces a 17 yr old Jewish girl called Safiyyah to marry him and rapes her on the same day her husband and family are killed in the battle of Khaibar (Sahih Al- Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 522, Volume 1, Book 8, Number 367) . — Al Tabari reported in his (‘The History of al-Tabari: The Victory of Islam’, Translated by Michael Fishbein) that even some of Muhammad’s wives and companions were shocked that he forced Safiyyah to marry him after beheading her husband, brother and father.”

          • amazing2012

            Though it is a direct copy and paste, I will still check all the references provided and get back to you.

          • Ade

            obviously is copy and paste that is why is in quotation mark, not my work! i dont have time researching about a rapist, immoral, caravan thief and pedophile prophet Mohammed.

          • amazing2012

            That is exactly the lives of the Christians. They allow pastors to think for them. Unfortunately you will parish for lack of knowledge. I read bible every blessed day and other religion books.
            See what the bible say for your lack of knowledge:
            My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. -Hosea 4:6

          • Ade

            exactly, that is why you are going to perish if you dont receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

          • amazing2012

            Ade every Muslim accept Jesus Christ as a prophet sent to lost sheep of Israel. Born without father just as Adam without father and mother and Eve without mother. We also believed with the prophets and their massages that come Jesus.
            What else do you want Muslims to believe ? Dancing and singing in discuss hall on Sundays ?
            Drinking alcohol ?
            Eating swine?
            Accepting usury ?
            Hanging idols ?
            Or what ?

          • Ade

            Jesus did not begged or forced anyone to believe in Him, And if you will choose to believe Him, then you should believe that He is the Son of God, the Savior of the whole world through whom all might be saved from sin and condemnation.

            you cannot decide what you chose to believe about him!

            I rather dance and sing disco in the hall on sunday, drink alcohol, eat swine(one of the best meat), accept usury than believe in one pathetic rapist fellow that cannot save himself, was poisoned by a tiny jew girl.

          • amazing2012

            There you go ! First I want you to be quoting bible please don’t be daft. Your opinion should be supported with points from the bible.
            Let’s starts with Jesus sent to the whole world then I will probe to you from the bible that Jesus is not son of God.
            1. These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: -Matthew 10:5
            2. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. -Matthew 10:6
            3. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. -Matthew 15:24
            4. We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, -Galatians 2:15
            5. Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them: -Leviticus 4:2
            6. And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: -Revelation 21:12
            7.James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. -James 1:1
            8.That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones JUDGING the twelve tribes of Israel. -Luke 22:30
            9. And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon TWELVE thrones, JUDGING the TWELVE tribes of Israel. -Matthew 19:28

          • Ade

            If you believe the verses you copy and paste, you would have left Islam.I will advice you to go read it through and through and explain what it means before we start meaningful discussion. The scriptures you copy and paste is enough for a “clean heart” to accept Jesus as His Lord and Savior.

            Matthew 28 18-20
            And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore[c] and make disciples of ALL THE NATIONS, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

          • amazing2012

            Copy and paste of biblical verses, ? Or do you want me to produce my bible ?
            To ALL NATIONS is twelve Jewish nations. Up to now Jews never believed in other nations rather than the 12 nations of the clan of juda ! Or are you saying Jesus contradict himself ? I give you 9 verses you provided 1 and want to claim it is the right way. Please go and read more.

          • Ade

            Oh there, i didn’t want to give you any verse, since you have your bible, just read it, believe it not not that is strictly your decision. Besides you cant tell me what the bible means by ALL NATIONS.

            If some Jews never believed in other nations, how does that invalidate or contradict what Jesus commanded His disciples?

            You have a bible full of verses read it!!

            I have read a lots and i know lots of the bible, from Genesis to Revelation, sorry dear, nobody, even the Bishop or Pope can tell me anything about the bible talk-less someone who just get scriptures/verses from Ahmed Deedat or Zakir Naik just to argue. Search for the for the Truth pal!!

          • amazing2012

            Respond to this than we continue. Give biblical points not sense because you are simple mortal not God. And he know better than you !

          • muazu wali

            There is no point explaining or dialoging with an infedal. Had it been in an Islamic State he should be beheaded.

          • Ade

            Boko Haram!!!!!.

          • amazing2012

            Ok I am back to you:
            About 80% of your copy and paste references does not exist.
            The 20% are true for instance the age of Aisha a.s (9 and12years ) within the age of Mary mother of Jesus 13 years when she was married off to Joseph Capenter while he is 98-99 years.
            Again the number of wives. Check your bible to see the number of wives of prophets like David and Solomon and the bible (god) never said they are wrong. Impact you want to follow Jesus then you should get married at all ( though the Old Testament advocates humans to occupy the earth).
            God is wonderful that is why he never condenm polygamy. Take a look on how many Christians women will die unmarried and most of them will continue to commits sin of fornication till death. Simply because they failed to understand and obey God. The point of one wife and one husband is not biblical and Jesus never preached that ( please is where Jesus say it). When God say …nevertherless man should have “a” he mean the first marriage as the beginning.
            Please study by yourself and stop copy and paste it is plagiarism !

      • amazing2012

        So we have better terrorist ? What religion ? Christians are pagans who hijacked YESHUA !

      • amazing2012

        Ade you are daft ! You hardly quote one single verse from your bible or give any reference to your point. You are just a Christian because of freedom to sin !

      • ’70

        A terrorist is a terrorist no matter how nicely put

      • muazu wali

        Choose your was words carefully. I hope you are not a pagan. If you are there is nothing to worry about. You are going straight to hell.

  • Green

    After all this gun fight, you still call him EX-militant? Please correct his title.