Seven members of a militant group, the Bakassi Strike Force led by the most wanted criminal Benjamin Ene alias G1, were killed after they attacked troops position in the early hours of Friday in Cross Rivers state.
According to the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 13 brigade Nigerian Army , Captain KO Owolabi, the militants were heavily armed.
“At about 0100hrs early this morning 30/9/2016. Militant group, 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 luncher, GPMG Belt links and various charms were recovered while several others escaped with gunshot wounds. No casualty from the military.
The Commander 13 Brigade Nigerian Army General Bulama Biu want 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.”
Earlier some of the militant camps and shrineswere located and destroyed by forces. Gen Bulama Biu thank all patriotic and good people of the state for their timely information, support and urged them not to relent in their efforts while going about their legitimate businesses. Please accept the esteemed regards of the Brigade Commander,” he said.