Human Skull Shrine Discovered In Rivers StateThe Niger Delta Joint Task Force operating under the Operation Delta Safe, revealed that it discovered 25 human skulls in some militants’ shrines in Cross River state, Punch reports.
Security operatives also said they arrested 44 members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Bayelsa state. IPOB is one of the major organisations fighting for the emancipation of the Igbos in Nigeria.
Explaining the arrest, coordinator of the Joint Media Campaign Centre, ODS, Lt-Col Olaolu Daudu, reportedly said in a statement that troops of sector 4 of the outfit in Cross River, raided Ikot Ene Idem, Abakpa and Ikang Inam in Bakassi and Akpabuyo local government areas of the state.
He said four militant shrines with 25 human skulls in various stages of decomposition, a complete human skeleton and several other human body parts were discovered. Stressing that the shrines were destroyed, he added:
“With the clearance of these shrines, the Bakassi Strike Force have effectively been smoked out from the areas they used to hold sway. “It should be noted that the senseless killing of humans for ritual purposes is sacrilegious and will not be tolerated in any form within the joint operation area.”
He also said two BSF militancy group spies were arrested while troops carried out a routine patrol around the area.