Rivers - 18 deaths have been recorded so far in the clash between soldiers and militants in Gokana and Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Soldiers attached to the Brigade had on Monday stormed the residence of a former militant leader in Yeghe community, Solomon Ndigbara, in search of the ex-militant leader.
The invasion led to a gun duel between the soldiers and militants suspected to be Ndigbara’s supporters.
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Four persons, including two soldiers were feared dead while some indigenes of the Gokana and Khana fled to neighbouring communities for safety on Tuesday.
Supporters of the ex militant leader were chased to Bori by soldiers Tuesday morning and there was alleged exchange of fire.
- News 24