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Niger Delta Army launches manhunt for Avengers' members

The soldiers had been reportedly working on information by community members to effect the arrest of suspected militants, kidnappers and pipeline vandals.

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There are reports that the Nigerian army had launched a manhunt for members of the Niger Delta Avengers.

This is coming after the Defence Headquarters announced that security agencies have information on members of the militants and would soon reveal the identities of their sponsors.

In a new report by Daily Trust, a military officer in the creeks in Delta State, disclosed that troops had launched a manhunt for members of the Avengers group.

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The soldiers had been reportedly working on information by community members to effect the arrest of suspected militants, kidnappers and pipeline vandals.

It was further reported that a list of the suspects was compiled and sent to units, who were tasked with carrying out the arrests.

Meanwhile, Defence spokesman, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, has said the nation’s security forces were closely watching the activities of the group, vowing that they would regret what they have done.

Abubakar maintained that the Avengers do not pose a threat bigger than what the Nigerian army can contain adding that the perpetrators of the evil acts in the Niger Delta will be brought to book in no time.

However, On Thursday, the Avengers issued a two-week ultimatum to oil companies in the Niger Delta to evacuate their staff or risk attacks.

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