Friday, September 9, 2016 7:30 pm
Troops of 34 Field Artillery Brigade involved in field training exercise of Operation CROCODILE SMILE conducted raid on two major kidnappers’ camps belonging to “De-Well” and “De-Gbam” cultists groups in Umoubi and Umudike forest, both in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State on Thursday 8th September 2016.
Colonel Sani Usman, Army Director of Public Relations who revealed this in a statement said during the raid one Chigozie aka “Chi boy”, a notorious kingpin of one of the cult groups lost his life, while another member was later discovered dead in the forest and quite a number of the gang members were believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds.
He added that the troops recovered quite a number of military uniforms and mobile telephones and other household items before destroying the camps to prevent the cultists regrouping in the area.
Col. Usman said the troops have continued to comb the general area for other members of the kidnapping syndicate.