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In Delta JTF storms militants' camp with Fighter Jets, Gunboats

It was reported that the former militant group, MEND had abandoned the camp but now occupied by sea pirates.

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Operation Delta Safe, a Joint Task Force (JTF), has raided a suspected militants’ camp in Okosugbene along the Burutu/Warri in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta.

It gathered that the military personnel stormed the camp with two Fighter Jets and about eight Gunboats at about 6 a.m. on Thursday, November 24.

The camp was said to be an abandoned hideout used by the former militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and now occupied by sea pirates.

The JTF were said to have acted on a tip-off on a raid that lasted for about an hour.

"Information about casualties is still unknown.

"The raid caused tension among dwellers of riverine communities as residents fled for safety," NAN quoted a military source as saying.

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The Sector (1) Commander of the JTF, Col. Alhassan Grema, was said to have confirmed the raid but declined to give details.

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