Gory and grim sight confronted troops of Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS) at 4 militant shrines tucked inside the creeks of Akpabuyo and Bakassi LGAs of Cross River State. The troops found 25 human skulls at various decomposing stages.
The discovery, it was gathered, raised concerns that the militants were engaged in human sacrifice, perhaps, to fortify themselves for their devilish operations. The shrines, which were discovered at Ikot Ene Idam. Abakpa and Ikang creeks of the councils belonged to a notorious militant group, the Bakassi Strike Force (BSF).
The troops, who raided the area following a tip-off, also found other human body parts that littered the area including a complete human skeleton. Confirming the development, the Deputy Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre (JMCC), Lt. Com. Thomas Otuji, said the operation was conducted by ODS’ Sector 4.
He said: “The shrines were destroyed as troops continue to search for the perpetrators of these heinous acts against humanity." Otuji said that the troops while combing the creeks arrested two suspects acting as spies for BSF militants.
Also, troops of Sector 2 operating in Bayelsa State, reportedly arrested 44 members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at a club along Mabinton Estate, Okaka, Yenagoa.
Otuji alleged that the group was planning to establish a state chapter of the banned IPOB to disrupt public peace.