Troops of 222 Battalion, 4 Brigade Nigerian Army involved in the field training exercise of Operation CROCODILE SMILE have also been conducting patrols and raids through Edje-Ewu-Opere waterside and Araya communities in Ughelli South and Isoko South Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Delta State.
Following intelligence report, a robust patrol team was despatched to raid suspected criminal hideouts at Ehweru community in Ughelli North LGA yesterday tracking down and arresting hoodlums known for terrorising commuters plying the East-West road between Ughelli to Patani.
A statement by the Ag. Director of Acting Public Relations , Col Sani Usman said the patrol team arrested 5 suspects which include Messrs Oruno Egbede, Atiyoyo Rewemuesere, Peter Kehinde, Wilson Godbless and Friday Odede. They also recovered one locally made gun, one dagger and a cutlass from the suspects.
Usman said as part of the training programme, the exercising unit will continue to dominate the general area with patrols and raids of reported or suspected hideouts of criminals adding that reconnaissance is also ongoing to detect the site of economic sabotage on NPDC/shoreline pipeline along Ogor-Oteri swamps in Ughelli South and Ughelli North LGAs by some criminals.