The Joint Task Force (JTF) deployed to the Niger Delta announced that troops had killed four militants, following an encounter with troops in Rivers State.
 
The Deputy Commander of the JTF, Brig.-Gen. Kevin Aligbe, who confirmed the development in Yenagoa, said that a civilian member of the JTF crew aboard the troops’ boat died in the attack.
 
He explained that four other soldiers, who sustained injuries in the attack, were currently receiving medical attention in Port Harcourt.

Meanwhile, the collaboration between the Nigerian Airforce and the University of Maiduguri has recorded a breakthrough as it has successfully produced an anti-skid test bench for Airforce Alpha Jets.
 
The Chief of Airstaff,  Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar  commended the combined team of researchers responsible for the feat.
 
He says thousands of man-hours will be saved, thereby enhancing the airforce efficiency in its operations.