Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to the 13 Brigade on Friday, repelled an attack on its soldiers, killing seven armed militants at Efut Esighi in Bakassi local government area of Cross River State.
Speaking on the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Capt. Kayode Owolabi, Army Public Relations Officer said the militants attacked the Army post in Efut Esighi.
Owolabi linked the militants to be `boys’ of the most wanted militant leader, Benjamin Ene a.k.a `G1’, who have been on the wanted list of security agencies in the state.
He said: “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.
“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.’’
The APRO said the 13 Brigade Commander, Brig. Gen. Bulama Biu, had warned that no militant group or criminal under any guise would be spared.
Owolabi further said the military and other security agencies would continue to hunt down any militant group or criminal that did not surrender.