Troops rain bombs on Niger Delta militants

Posted by News Express | 25 November 2016 | 2,979 times

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Solders of the Operation Delta Safe (ODS), yesterday, conducted an aerial bombardment of  suspected militants camp along the Burutu River in Delta State.

Military sources said the raided executed with fighter jets and gunboats, hit major targets in Okosugbene creek believed to be one of the administrative bases of militant groups.

The raid, which lasted over an hour, reportedly caught the indigenes of the riverside community by surprise.

“It happened this morning, as early as 6:00am. After a tip-off, the military mobilised two fighter jets and about eight gunboats to attack the camp.

“The camp was an abandoned MEND militants’ camp which was later occupied by pirates and now converted to an operational base of a militant group with the resurgence of militancy in the region,” a source, who is a native of the community, disclosed.

There was no information about casualties, but the raid was reported to have caused panic among dwellers of riverine communities.

Sector 1 Commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF) codenamed, “Operation Delta Safe” (ODS), Col. Alhassan Grema confirmed the operation in a text message, but declined further comment on casualties figure.

•Excerpted from a Daily Sun report. Photo shows a Nigerian Air Force Fighter Jet in action.


Source: News Express

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