Just In: Arrest Of BNL Leader Has Sparked An Uproar From Militants In Niger Delta
There were reports of gunshots Monday morning by a militant group, suspected to be the Black Marine, the armed wing of the Biafra Nations League (BnL) in the Bakassi Peninsula.
Eyewitnesses said the group fired shots into the air, sending many, especially travellers, scampering for dear lives.
Many travellers were reportedly stranded as a result of the shooting.
The eyewitnesses said the militants were seen riding away in speed boats in Abana, the former headquarters of Bakassi now controlled by Cameroon.
Witnesses claimed that the militants were demonstrating against the alleged detention of their leader, Princewill Richards after he was reported to have been intercepted by soldiers and policemen in Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo State on Sunday.
Richard was reportedly quizzed for 4 hours by Nigerian operatives before he was freed.
The militants are believed to be behind some bombings in the area in recent times.