7 September 2016
The people of Akperhe Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta, jubilated on Tuesday following the release of the last three persons arrested by the military in the `’Operation Crocodile Smile”.
Vincent Ekeke, Henry Koko, a pregnant woman, Rachael Abbahwere, and Madam Amrevweatefa Odada, and a septuagenarian, were arrested on Aug. 31
The military had accused them of having links with militants, but released the septuagenarian on September 4.
The remaining three were released from the military police custody in the 3 Battalion, Effurun, Nigerian Army Barracks.
Reacting to the release, Mr Goddy Akpojotor, elder brother to Koko one of the freed detainees expressed joy at the freedom.
“The three others were released to us today unconditionally. Akperhe has been in jubilation, we give glory to God,’’ he said.