JTF burst camp of PDP militia, recover arms, cash, cannabis

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A security operation undertaken by men of the Security Joint Task Force inRivers State has yielded a rich harvest. The gallant soldiers burst the“Barracks”, a camp that harboured armed misfits who were reportedlyimported into Rivers State to boost an already handy armed militiasprepared by a certain political party to rig the April 11Governorship/House of Assembly elections.The raid, which was carried out yesterday(Thursday) at theRumueme-Rumueprikom-Oroazi area in Port Harcourt, commenced at about2.00pm as soldiers moved in military fashion targeting only the armedenemies.The suspected militia had, on sighting the soldiers, opened fire resultingto a gun duel at end of which one of the hoodlums was gunned down. Whilemany of the hoodlums were arrested, others escaped, ostensibly withgunshot wounds.Aside bursting the camp and its notorious occupants, the soldiersrecovered cache of arms and ammunition as well as raps of cannabisotherwise known as marijuana.The arrested hoodlums, who were immediately whisked away to an undisclosedmilitary facility, would expectedly undergo interrogation.The arrested suspected thugs were quartered in a hotel owned by a formerObio/Akpor local government chairman closer to a governorship candidate.The JTF has vowed to ensure that voters in Rivers State would not bemolested by hoodlums from casting their ballots.Governor Chibuike Amaechi has also assured voters that the Rivers StateGovernment would ensure hitch-free elections.

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