May 06, 2017

Militants Kill Six Nigerian Soldiers In Niger Delta

No fewer than six Nigerian soldiers have been killed in new military campaign against militants in the country’s restive Niger Delta oil hub, security officials said on Friday.

The southern swampland has been largely quiet since the start of the year because militants halted attacks against oil pipelines to give the government a chance to conduct peace talks.

But in a new confrontation, security forces moved into Ajakpa community in Ondo state, a region west of the Niger Delta, to hunt for militants involved in oil theft and kidnapping.

At least six soldiers were killed, as was the leader of a gang that had used the area as base to stage operations inside the Delta, military officials told a news conference in the oil town of Yenagoa. The operation has not yet finished.

“Following that successful operation, our troops carried out a raid operation to clear remnants of miscreants, militant camps, shrines and hideouts,” a military statement said.

But the Ijaw Youth Council, representing the biggest ethnic group in the region, said the army had laid siege to the community and harmed civilians.

“No one is allowed to come in or go out from the community as the water ways have been blocked by the military,” it said in a statement. “Women and children are dying on the hour of starvation and diseases; women are being r*ped and s*xually harassed.”

But according to Reuters, the military rejected the allegations by the Ijaws as propaganda.

16 comments:

Anurika Onwu said...

This is serious. So now no one can travel back home or out now no matter the importance and urgency?

Austine Gabriel said...

May the souls of out gallant soldiers rest in peace Amen

Grace Boniface said...

This Militants again? R. I.P to d dead soldiers...

Hassan Aderemi said...

That's serious!

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

OMG OMG OMG

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

May God save our soldiers

I. C Bruno said...

The struggle continues...

Sunshow said...

So, who then is lying.

Onifade Joseph said...

When will all these end? only God knows
#Believe

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Rip to the soldiers

Nasiru Adoke said...

hmmmmm...millitants woint you guys ever give up

JATAU GASAH said...

Its well

Oladimeji S. said...

Who is now saying the truth and who is telling lie.

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

Hmmmm RIP to them

okorochas justin said...

All is well...

inumidun said...

Serz gbege..

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