Soldiers from the 13 Brigade Nigerian Army Calabar in the early hours of Friday repelled an attack on its troops, killing 7 armed militants 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 but the men were at red alert.
His words:”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. 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 launcher (RPGL), GPMG belt links and various charms on their bodies. Other militants escaped with very serious gun shots injuries.”
According to him, 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. He maintained that the 13 Brigade Commander, Brig. Gen. Bulama Biu, had strictly warned that no militant group or criminal under any guise would be spared.