Former Militants Arrest Killers Of Three Soldiers In Bayelsa

Niger Delta militants

A private Security outfit, known as ‘Waterways Security Task Force’, which is run by former Militant leader, Africanus Ukparasia, popularly known as “General Africa”, has apprehended the suspected killers of three soldiers in the Nembe area of Bayelsa State.

A statement released by leader of the security outfit said that though it was newly inaugurated, it has “been working behind the scenes to halt pipeline vandalism in Bayelsa State.”

Ukparasia said that the suspects have been handed over to the appropriate security agencies for further action.

Leader of the Waterways Safety and Security Task force, Africanus Ukparasia
Leader of the Waterways Safety and Security Task force, Africanus Ukparasia

He warned criminals to desist from their acts or leave Bayelsa State as there would be no more room for criminals.



    ‘General Africa’ promised to continue to work with security agencies to bring an end to the destruction of the country’s oil and gas installations.

    The ex-militant leader is known for his clear stand against pipeline vandalism, sea piracy, kidnapping and other crimes in the Niger Delta region.

    He advised the youths of the region not to tarnish the image of the state and the nation by engaging in crime.

    Ukparasia also said he was optimistic that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will develop the Niger Delta, calling on all stakeholders in the region to support him.


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