The operatives of the Operation Delta Safe said that it discovered about 23 decomposing human skulls and skeleton during a raid on camps of militants.
The camp is suspected to belong to members of the Bakassi Strike Force located in Bakassi and Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State.
According to a statement issued by Lieutenant Colonel Olaolu Dauda, the Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre of the Operation Delta Safe, he said that 44 suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were arrested. They were arrested at Lakeview Club, along Mabinton Estate, Okaka Road in Bayelsa State.
Their camps located at Ikot Ene Idem, Abakpa and Ikang Inam communities were also destroyed in the operation.
“In fulfillment of Operation Delta Safe’smandate to rid the Niger Delta region of crude oil theft, sea robbery, all forms of criminality and protection of oil and gas facilities, on October 26, 2016, troops of Sector 4 in Cross River State, acting on a tip-off, carried out raids of Ikot Ene Idem, Abakpa and Ikang Inam communities in the Bakassi and Akpabuyo local government areas.
“During the cordon-and-search operations, troops discovered four militant shrines with 23 human skulls in various stages of decomposition, a complete human skeleton and several other human body parts. The shrines were destroyed as troops continued the search for the perpetrators of these heinous acts against humanity.”