Friday, 30 September 2016

NIGERIAN SOLDIERS KILL 7 BAKASI MILLITANTS IN CROSS RIVER STATE





Troops of 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Friday killed 7 Bakassi militants who attacked its position in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State.
In a statement by the Public Relations Officer (APRO) of the 13 brigade, Nigerian army, Calabar, Captain Kayode Owolabi, the army said wanted leader of the group, Benjamin Ene alias G1 led the attack.
According to the statement, the army did not suffer any casualty and the militants were decked in camouflage.
Item recovered include 250 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, rocket propelled gun launcher, GPMG belt links and various charms.
“Unrepentant militant group, the Bakassi Strike force, led by most wanted criminal, Benjamin Ene, alias G1, attacked army position in Efut Isigi, Cross River State, at about 0100hours.
“The very determined troops of 13 brigade and Operation Delta Safe repelled the attack, killing 7 of the militants, some of them wearing Nigerian military camouflage.
“Items recovered are 250 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, rocket propelled gun launcher, GPMG belt links and various charms were recovered, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds”, the statement read in part.





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