Over 100 militants have been killed leaving many injured as the nigerian military force rains bombs on the ijaw militants on saturday in Fatola, the base of militants and pipeline vandals in the Arepo area of Ogun State.
It was said that the attack lasted for about 30minutes. At least eight missiles fired by a fighter jet, which flew across the creek at intervals. Residents, who were caught unawares, ran for their lives due to the ground-shaking effects of the missiles. Business activities were grounded and many residents fled their houses for fear of being hit by missiles.
The acting Director of Defence Information, Brig-General Rabe Abubakar, confirmed the air strikes. He said, “The joint operation will continue until the area is secure and free from all forms of unwanted and criminal gangs whether they are militants or vandals.” Abubakar, told one of our correspondents on the telephone on Saturday that while he would not confirm the exact casualty figure, the knew that some of the camps of the vandals were destroyed. He gave the assurance that the military would ensure the destruction of more camps in the ongoing operation. He said, “No, we cannot confirm the exact casualty figure in the operation. There are so many camps, and we will continue to destroy them in that operation. “We have taken some camps. The casualties cannot be confirmed but I know that we were able to target some of their camps and locations.”