The soldiers stormed Inike, Okene, about 1am, to dislodge the suspected fundamentalists. There was a strong gun battle between soldiers and the insurgents.

About Ten people were reportedly killed and two military personnel injured in a gun battle between the soldiers from Maigumeri Barracks in Lokoja and suspected Islamic fundamentalists in Okene, Kogi State.

The soldiers, it was gathered, traced some of those, who a fortnight ago, allegedly strike the Department of State Security (DSS) headquarters in Lokoja, to the area and a battle ensued between them and the fundamentalists.

A mosque was razed and a military Hilux van was lite up.

The area was said to have been deserted.

Sources said the soldiers armbushed the sect members

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