Niger Delta militants claim 24 soldiers captured

Members of the Concerned Militant Leaders (CML) of Niger Delta region have declared that 24 soldiers captured during their encounter with military men on Friday morning would not be released.


Also, the CML debunked the claim by the military that seven suspected militants were shot dead during the exchange of gunfire, which occurred along Bakassi Peninsula waterways.

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Spokesperson of the dreaded militant group, simply identified as General Ben, stated yesterday, that he did not lose any of his combatants, adding that members of the public should discountenance the report.

General Ben disclosed that the captured 24 soldiers were onboard a military gunboat Pilot 1, MB12 also known as Thunder Boat. He threatened to “execute them at the appropriate time.”

But in a quick reaction, the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col Sani Usman, who was contacted on the phone debunked the claim by the militants that they had captured some soldiers.

“There is nothing like that,” Usman said in a text message. The militant leader, General Ben, who claimed to be in control of Bakassi/Calabar territory, admitted that some of his men were severely wounded in the encounter, but not bullet injuries.

He said his “rugged boys” were affected by a chemical substance, which was aerially spread by a military aircraft. General Ben declared: “My boys were wounded today, but I didn’t lose any of my men.

They (soldiers) will now claim they have killed us. It’s not true. What the plane spread around here I suspect, was acid.

It cannot kill us because we know what to do. “We will decide what to do with the 24 soldiers captured. Their Pilot 1, MB12 Thunder Boat is in our custody. This is our territory and they cannot escape from our domain because they have crossed our border.

“We have been quiet for a while, studying events in this country.

“We have discovered that the government does not care how people fare. Instead, the situation is getting worse and out of control on a daily basis,” he said.



  1. Is it true Army are using chemical weapons against the militants?. This is against the international weapons of war to be used for any reasons at any point both locally and internationally.

  2. @Simon I sincerely not against your comment above but only would like you to say more and that if it’s acceptable or moral for a few set of people to jeopardise nation econome by vandalising her resources. Would also like you to state clear that when your brothers are using there weapon to kill, Nigeria Army should fold there hands

  3. @Kay the International Criminal Court in the Hague is waiting for you. You talk of resources taken and does not benefit the people from whose territory it is taken is right? Yoruba man! Lagos only 3Oil well which have not started production, did not you hear Mr. Ambode is already calling for Resource Control. What would you say of people having hundreds of thousands of Oil Wells producing and sustain you and your ungrateful fathers for over 62years. And this Oil due to poor technology used, have spilled and destroyed the peoples source of livelihood. Only God will avenge the sins of Nigeria and your generation of ingrates if you do not repent.

  4. @Dickson many thanks for ur comment it is highly appreciated as it does not reflect any abusive words. However, my point still remain the same that there’s a lot of way to kill Rabit.
    If Niger Delta avengers have any point they can sue federal government rather than killing innocent people which you are agitate for, those who have done it in the pass is of what benefit for there people? But only for there immediate family

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