former militant leader, Chief Solomon Ndigbara (also known as Osama bin
Laden), for alleged gun running and kidnapping.
one of Ndigbara’s houses in Bua-Yeghe, Gokana Local Government Area of
Rivers State from the 2 Brigade base of the Nigerian Army, at about
5.30pm on Sunday.
also raided two houses belonging to an ex-militant leader and Caretaker
Committee Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government, Mr. Soboma Jackrich.
on Monday, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 2 Brigade,
Nigerian Army, Captain Eli Lazarus, said Ndigbara’s supporters staged a
protest against the raid.
on credible intelligence conducted a raid operation on Sunday 11 January
2016 on the residence of one Mr. Solo also known as “General Solo” in
Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
gun running and kidnapping activities. Sadly, supporters of the suspect
mobilised and staged a protest against the raid.
belonging to the suspect and other innocent citizens were destroyed.
Investigation into the suspected criminal activities of Mr. Solomon is
citizens in the area to go about their lawful activities as the military
will continue to work assiduously to ensure the protection of lives and
property of all,” the statement read.
Ndigbara’s wife, Kate, and his two younger brothers identified as
Bariagan and Gabriel Ndigbara remained unknown after the soldiers’
destroyed two vehicles; a Toyota Sienna and Lexus SUV, even as sources
said that some rooms in Ndigbara’s Bua-Nyeghe home were ransacked while
some property inside the rooms were damaged.
Local Government Area, Mr. Austin Sor, described the operation as an
onslaught, shocking and unwarranted.
declared on Chief Solomon Ndigbara and the people of Bua-Yeghe. To me,
this is a political war.
community field watching a final match when some of my community boys
came to call me and asked if I am aware that Army has taken over the
were heavily armed soldiers with 10 vans in the compound of Solomon
Ndigbara. An attempt to get their attention to know who sent them was
seriously resisted. Even the paramount could not access them.”
(Sunday) that the military had besieged this premises. You can see the
extent of the damage here. They were shooting sporadically, damaging
property and everything.
Ndigbara has been tried and found to be guilty of whichever offence for
him to deserve this kind of onslaught. I want to put it clear that this
onslaught is on the entire
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