Militants attack Nigerian troops in Bakassi, kill one soldier .

Yesterday, suspected militants led by the wanted kingpin, Benjamin Simplee (AKA G1), leader of the Bakassi Strike Force, attacked troops deployed at Efut Esighi waterfront and killed one soldier in Bakassi LGA of Cross River State.
Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, who confirmed the incident in a statement, however, said the troops killed two of the militants in the attack that occurred in the morning.

Locals said the militants came in several speedboats to carry out the attack. According to Usman, the other militants escaped with gunshot wounds. He said the attackers also burnt a military pick-up vehicle.

Usman said two soldiers earlier declared missing in the attack were found. He said: “The troops’ location has been reinforced with more gunboats and air component. The clearance and pursuit operation is ongoing.

The perpetrators of this dastardly act would be found and brought to justice. The Nigerian Army wishes to send an unequivocal warning to all the criminal elements in the society that intend to attack any of its locations to have a rethink.”

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