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Operation Crocodile Smile Army releases 3 suspected militant contacts in Delta

A community in Ughelli South LG went into jubilation as army released three villagers suspected to have links with militants.

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(Africa News)

The people of Akperhe Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta, jubilated on Tuesday following the release of the last three persons arrested by the military in the 'Operation Crocodile Smile''.

Vincent Ekeke, Henry Koko, a pregnant woman, Rachael Abbahwere and Madam Amrevweatefa Odada, septuagenarian, were arrested on Aug 31, 2016.

The military had accused them of having link with militants, but released the septuagenarian on Sept 4, 2016.

The remaining three were released from the military police custody in 3 Battalion, Effurun Nigerian Army Barrack at about 2:00 p.m.

Responding, Mr Goddy Akpojotor, elder brother to Koko one of the freed detainees expressed joy at the freedom.

''The three others were released to us today unconditionally. Akperhe has been in jubilation, we give glory to God,'' he said. 

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