JUST IN: Army bomb militants’ camp in Delta
Labels: Niger Delta
The Soldiers of the Operation Delta Safe (ODS), yesterday, said they conducted an aerial bombardment of suspected militants camp along the Burutu River in Delta State.
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“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.