The Nigerian Military has launched an aerial bombardment of Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom succeeding the recent killings of security personnel in the area.
At the moment, Senator Godswill Akpabio is under siege by criminal elements alleged to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB).
It can also be recalled that earlier last week, three police officers including a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP, were killed for unknown reasons, while four policemen were declared missing.
Amidst this unsolved chaos also, some security vehicles were also set ablaze.
Confirming the bombardment, the Army Public Relations Officer, 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Akwa Ibom state, Captain Godfrey Abakpa, said;
The operation just started. The general security situation in Akwa Ibom state was very peaceful and calm before these miscreants started their problem two weeks ago. They attacked so many security agencies and carted away some weapons and this gave them the courage to continue with their nefarious activities. In the light of this the army commander and commanders of other security agencies decided that the criminals must be brought down