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Troops smash militants’ camp with fighter jets, gunboats in Delta

Troops attached to Operation Delta Safe (ODS) have smashed a militant camp in an early Thursday morning raid on Burutu river in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

With two fighter jets and eight gunboats, the troops were said to have raided the creeks, smashing militant camp, as gathered, located at Okosugbene creek along Burutu /Warri rivers.

The raid, which began at about 6:00a.m, was said to have lasted for about an hour.

A source told Metro in confidence on Thursday that “it happened this morning, after a tip-off, the military mobilized two fighter jets and about eight gunboats to attack the camp.

The camp is located at Okosugbene creeks, along Burutu /Warri rivers.

The camp is said to be an abandon MEND militants camp which is occupied by sea pirates, ” the source, who is a native, disclosed.

No information about caulities, but the raid is said to have caused tension among dwellers of riverine communities, as they were said to be fleeing for safety.

Meanwhile, Sector 1 Commander, Joint Task Force (JTF), codenamed “Operation Delta Safe” (ODS), Col Alhassan Grema, in a text message to Metro, simply said “yes” to the raid narrative.

Further requests on whether there were casualties, recovery of items, and if the raid would continued were not responded.