YENAGOA, Nigeria – The commander of a military unit assigned to Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta says soldiers attacked a militant camp there.
Maj. Gen. Charles Omoregie of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta says troops raided a camp in Bayelsa state on Nov. 8. Omoregie says after a 10-minute gunfight, many of the militants disappeared into the surrounding creeks — though soldiers arrested two men.
The raid comes as Nigeria's military warned civilians near militant camps to leave to avoid becoming "collateral damage" in what could be a coming offensive against militants.
The delta was supposedly calmed after a government-sponsored amnesty program offered last year.
Nigeria, an OPEC-member nation, is a top crude oil supplier to the U.S.