The Nigerian Army said, on Wednesday, that two suspected insurgents and a soldier were killed during an attack on troops on cordon and search operation in Okene, Kogi State.
A statement by the acting spokesman of the army, Colonel Sani Usman, in Abuja, said that a cache of arms and ammunition were recovered in the operation.
“Our troops on cordon and search in the general area of Enike Mosque, Okene, Kogi State, were attacked by some suspected terrorists at about 5.30 a.m. on Wednesday.
“The troops responded and two of the attackers were killed. In addition, a rocket-propelled grenade and empty cases of expended ammunition were recovered.
“Unfortunately, we lost a soldier while another sustained gunshot wounds,” Usman said.
The spokesman said that the situation had been brought under control and urged the people of the area to go about their normal businesses.
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