Troops from the 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Calabar, Cross River State, in the early hours of Friday repelled an attack on its soldiers by killing seven armed militants at Efut Esighi in Bakassi Local Government Area of the state.
Army Public Relations Officer in charge of the 13th Brigade, Capt. Kayode Owolabi, disclosed that the hoodlums were ‘boys’ of a wanted militant leader, Benjamin Ene, also known as ‘G1’.
He said, “Troops from the 13 Brigade and Operation Delta Safe repelled an attack from armed militants at Efut Esighi in Bakassi Local Government Area.
“We recovered 250 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, rocket propelled gun launcher, GPMG belt links and various charms on their bodies. Other militants escaped with very serious gun shots injuries.