Nigerian troops discover 23 human skulls, skeleton, body parts in militants' shrines in Cross River State (Graphic Photos)

The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, has uncovered 25 human skulls in some militants’ hideouts in Cross River State.
The Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, Lt.-Col. Olaolu Daudu, made this disclosure in a statement issued Thursday evening.
According to him, troops of Sector 4 of the outfit in Cross River, acting on a tip-off, carried out raids in Ikot Ene Idem, Abakpa and Ikang Inam in Bakassi and Akpabuyo Local Government Areas of the state.
He said during the cordon-and-search operations, the troops found four militant shrines
with 25 human skulls in various stages of decomposition, a complete human skeleton and several other human body parts.
His words, “With the clearance of these shrines, the Bakassi Strike Force have effectively been smoked out from the areas they used to hold sway.
“It should be noted that the senseless killing of humans for ritual purposes is sacrilegious and will not be tolerated in any form within the joint operation area.”
Meanwhile, the spokesman said the troops arrested two suspects while on patrol at Idebe Ifak Anam, Ikot Okon Edem and Abakpa of Bakassi LGAs Cross River.