The military has deployed fighter jets and surveillance aircraft in the creeks of Delta State in search of members of the Niger Delta Avengers.
The soldiers swooped on Kurutie, a community in Gbaramatu Kingdom,
Some residents claimed that the fighter jets and surveillance aircrafts were flying at low altitude.
Confirming this to our correspondent, the Commander, NNS Delta, Commodore Raimi Mohammed, said that the mission of the military was to fish out members of the Avengers.
He said, “We (Navy) use helicopter. If you spot it, you will clearly identify it as belonging to us. You see Navy written on it. The jet fighters and surveillance craft were deployed by Air Force to watch over the high risk areas against activities of the oil assets vandals and anyone else involved in criminality in the area.
“There is now strengthened synergy among the security agencies to stop this vandalism. The synergy is there. I will advise those involved to steer clear and employ peaceful ways of agitating and engaging their minds.”