Troops arrest notorious militant, ‘Abuja Daddy’, three others in Calabar

images (85)The troops of 13 Brigade, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, have apprehended a suspected militant kingpin, Mr. Victory Benjamin, famously known as Abuja Daddy or G3.

Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said  Abuja Daddy was arrested at Saint Joseph Hospital, Ikot Ene junction, Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State while attempting to collect ransom from a kidnapped victim’s relation.

The breakthrough came one week after the troops of Two Brigade Nigerian Army in the on-going Crocodile Smile operation in the Niger Delta region, raided a notorious kidnappers’ camp at Obiozumini near Obite in Ogbema/Ndoni/Egbema Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Similarly, the troops also nabbed three militants with locally made pistol and some cartridges while robbing victims around Refugees Camp at Efut Isigi in Bakassi Local Government Area, Cross Rivers State.

In the meantime, troops have cordoned off the residence of the most wanted militant kingpin, Alias G1, who is still at large.

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Already, two arrested militants known as “G2” and “G3” are providing useful information that would assist the military to track other criminals in the region.


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