The 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Edo State, said it had arrested seven suspected militants in Benin, the state capital. The suspects were arrested during a joint operation with other security agencies in the Ekehuan area of the state.
The brigade spokesman, Capt Mohammed Maidawa, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, noted that a militant camp was also destroyed during the operation.
“During preliminary investigation, three of the suspects confessed to being ex-militants of the militant camp,” the statement added.
The army further stated that another militant camp was destroyed at Ubaogolo creek, off Benin River, during which several items such as ammunition, charms and military uniforms were recovered.