Troops from the 13 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Calabar, on Friday killed seven armed militants at Efut Esighi in Bakassi local government area of Cross River State.
The Army Public Relations Officer, Capt. Kayode Owolabi, who disclosed this to journalists in Calabar, said the militants attacked the army post in Efut Esighi.
Owolabi linked the militants to one Benjamin Ene, who had been on the wanted list of security agents in the state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“The very determined troops from the 13 Brigade and Operation Delta Safe repelled an attack from armed militants at Efut Esighi in Bakassi local government area this morning,” NAN quoted the army spokesman as saying to journalists on Friday.
“The militants tried to attack the army post in Efut Esighi. Some of them were wearing Nigerian military camouflage.
“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.
“There was no casualty on the side of the military. Our men were in full combatant during the attack.
“We have also destroyed their camps and shrines in the creeks.”