Nigerian troops were early Saturday morning attacked by a militant group, the Bakassi Strike Force, allegedly led by one Benjamin Ene, alias G1.

A statement by Army Public Relations Officer, 13 Brigade Nigerian Army, Captain K.O Awolabi said the very determined troops of 13 Brigade and Operation Delta Safe repelled the attack, killing 7 of the militants. He said some of them were wearing Nigerian military camouflage.

“Items recovered are 250 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, Rocket propelled Gun luncher, GPMG Belt links and various charms were recovered while several others escaped with gunshot wounds. No causality from the military.

“The Commander 13 Brigade Nigerian Army General Bulama Biu wants to make it abundantly clear that no militant group or criminal under any guise would be spared.

“The military and other security agencies will continue to hunt down any militant group or criminals that do not surrender”, the statement said

The statement also said earlier, some of the militant camps and shrines had been located and destroyed by troops.

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