Rivers – At least five militants have reportedly been killed and 23 others arrested "during an attack on soldiers by the creek boys in Rivers state".
According to Naij, several others escaped with injuries.
A statement issued by the military spokesperson, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman revealed that the special forces battalion of the Nigerian Army troops were carrying out a precursor operation to exercise CROCODILE SMILE.
"The 133 Special Forces Battalion of Nigerian Army troops have carried out a precursor operation to Exercise CROCODILE SMILE aimed at getting rid of all forms of criminal activities in the Niger Delta geo-political region of Nigeria.
“In the course of the operation, 5 militants that attacked the troops were killed in action, while numerous others were injured and 23 suspects were arrested,” Kukasheka was quoted as saying.
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