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.”