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August 28, 2016

No military lives lost during flushout of militants – Army

No military lives lost during flushout of militants - Army

Spokesman, 2nd Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, Captain Eli Lazarus, has dismissed reports that 2 soldiers were killed in the operation where troops of Nigerian Army arrested 23 and killed 5 militants in Omuwa in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State last Thursday.

Speaking in a statement made available to Punch Newspapers, Lazurus was quoted saying:

“No soldier was injured during last Thursday’s operation as the Nigerian Army embarked on a successful operation. Five militants, who engaged our men in a shootout were killed.

“Maybe, some people may have may have thought that an officer and two soldiers, who were involved in a road accident, were injured during the operation.”

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