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Troops dislodge militants in Niger-Delta

13 April 2016, 15:32

Borno - Troops of the Joint Force, Operation Pulo Shield killed one suspected pirate and recovered 14 AK-47 from gunmen suspected to be militants and pirates operating in Bayelsa and Delta states.

Coordinator of the Joint Media Campaign Centre (JMCC) Col. Isa Ado said troops of Sector 2 were conducting a search operation on April 9 when they encountered the gunmen.

Also read: Troops shoot dead boko haram kingpin

He said the pirates engaged the troops in a gun battle but were overpowered by the superior fire power of the troops which led to the death of one of the gunmen.

Ado said the troops of Sector 2 raided suspected militant camps in Gbarain, Southern Ijaw Local Government of Bayelsa State, and recovered three AK-47.

The coordinator said other items recovered were Magnum double-barrelled gun, 273 rounds of 7.62 mm Special, empty magazines of AK-47, one empty magazine of FN rifle and nine packs of explosives.

Source: Nation

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