Reports from Cross River state say that Nigerian Army troops have killed not fewer than eight armed youths from Ikot Offiong area of the Niger Delta state.
The youths were said to have met their Waterloo as they stormed Ikot Ada Akpan in Oku Iboku in the Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom state in speedboats to attack the community on Saturday, April 29.
Eyewitnesses say that the assailants threw hand grenades and fired shots at houses of residents in the community. The attack was however stopped promptly by some soldiers guarding the area that killed the eight of them and injured several others.
The report quotes an unconfirmed source as saying that over 20 people were left dead at the end of the fighting. Most of those killed were from Ikot Offiong after Oku Iboku youths ambushed them in the attack and chased them to the neigbouring Odukpani community.