Two Cameroonians and one Nigerian have been arrested by the police in connection with militancy in Akwa Ibom State.
The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Odiko Macdon, who disclosed this while briefing journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on Friday, said the suspects were arrested on September 13, 2021 during a stop and search conducted by operatives of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police Border Monitoring Unit along Okobo/Oron highway.
Odiko added that two bags of dynamites, a container of incense powder and a bag containing items suspected to be talisman and others were recovered from the suspects.
He said, “On September 12, 2021, at 2.30 am while on stop and search along Okobo/Oron highway, men of the AIG Border Patrol Monitoring Unit arrested two Cameroonians and a Cross River indigene. They are Adade Black, Fombutu Tiba and Bernard Mfam.
“The suspected militants were arrested along with two bags of dynamites, container of incense powder, a bag containing items suspected to be talisman, some bottles of concoction, packet of incense oil, a piece of love soap, a bag of ground herbs and five new sets of walkie-talkies. The suspects have been charged in suit no MOk/31C/2021.”