7 Militants Killed By Army, Several Weapons Recovered
Nigerian Troops of the 13 Brigade in Calabar, early Friday, repelled an attack by armed militants, killing seven at Efut Esighi in Bakassi local government area of Cross River.
Army Public Relations Officer (APRO), Capt. Kayode Owolabi, who disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Calabar, said that the militants attacked the Army post in Efut Esighi.
Owolabi said the militants were the`boys’ of the most wanted militant leader, Benjamin Ene a.k.a `G1’ who has been on wanted list of security agencies in the state
It will be recalled that the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, had on Sept. 24, said that militants killed a soldier at the same spot (Efut Esighi) where the attack was repelled today.
“The very determined troops from the 13 Brigade and Operation Delta Safe repelled an attack from armed militants at Efut Esighi in Bakassi local government area this morning, Owolabi said.
“The militants tried to attack the Army post in Efut Esighi. Some of them were wearing Nigerian military camouflage.
“We recovered 250 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, rocket propelled gun luncher, GPMG belt links and various charms on their bodies. Other militants escaped with very serious gun shots injuries.
“There was no casualty on the side of the military. Our men were in full combatant during the attack.
“We have also destroyed their camps and shrines in the creeks,’’ he said.
Owolabi further said that the military and other security agencies would continue to hunt down any militant group or criminal that failed to surrender.