TOP MEDIA reports that the Rapid d’intervention Battalion (BIR) invaded communities in Isangele and Idabato subdivisions but were ambushed by militants in Atabong East, a community in Idabato subdivision, resulting in the killing of five Cameroonian soldiers on Saturday morning.
Gunshots were also heard in Abana as the militants tried to kidnap foreign visitors.
The militant group has been calling on authorities to stop the horizontal drilling of oil in Bakassi region unless it comes to terms with Biafran separatists.
This news platform understands that some vessels have experienced attacks severally in Bakassi, as the militants lay claim to the oil-rich Peninsula as part of Biafra.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army is reportedly chasing locals from the Ikang jetty in preparation to defend the country’s territory from the alleged invaders.