Militants engage in gun duel with soldiers

Casualty was recorded as the Joint Task Force (Operation Pulo Shield), recently engaged suspected militants in a gun battle in Delta State.

At least three persons were confirmed dead while others sustained various degrees of injuries.

The commander of the force, Alani Okunlola, disclosed this in Warri during a press briefing on Thursday.

A suspect allegedly arrested with various arms and ammunition, was also paraded.

The operation reportedly took place in Benigboye community of Burutu Local Government Area of the state on September 5.

“My men raided a militant camp in Benigboye. On sighting the troops, the suspects opened fire which led to a gun battle that lasted for 30 minutes before they fled the camp.

“In the follow up operation on September 6, my troops, on getting information on the hideout of the suspected militants that attacked Odimodi community, launched a search operation and apprehended one Ebiwame Lamia,”


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