The creeks of Calabar were yesterday bombed by the Nigerian Air Force for over an hour following orders of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Adesola Amosu, DailyTrust reports.
Commander of the 207 Special Mobility Group based in Calabar, Air Commodore Charles Ohwo said the air force was able to bomb suspected targets in the entire creeks of Calabar waterways up to Bakassi and environs and that the raid would extend to creeks in Akwa Ibom State.
He said the exercise was planned in conjunction with the Navy, Army and police, but led by the Air Force “because of reach and air advantage. Innocent lives were not affected.”
Gunmen suspected to be pirates and militants on the Calabar waterways carry out frequent attacks on vessels, police stations and seafarers including market women on the Calabar waterways.