“The invasion of Nigerian Customs Service Base in Oron, Akwa Ibom State by suspected heavily armed Niger Delta militants has resulted in the death of an officer and the loss of about 10 rifles belonging to the security agency.
According to a source, the last time the militants invaded prior to this incidence, they over powered the marine police and carted away their arms while the policemen fled for their lives. The source also added that the militants were better armed than the police in the area
According to another Premium Times source, the militants were becoming more daring by the day and have been wreaking havoc in many communities in the riverine area.
The source also claimed that there had been repeated attacks on the residents and even the police. The Police Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom State, Gabriel Achong has however denied this claim dismissing this attack as an isolated case.”