According to the Daily Sun reports, JMTF stormed militant zone in Imo state and killed five militants on Monday, September 6.  The task force carefully entered into the restive communities in a tipper, took the militants by surprise, killed five militants on the spot while others escaped with bullet injuries.
Their leader whose name is Banga, escaped but his house was completely razed down by the security operatives. The raiding is expected to be connected with the presidential directive to the military high command to flush out all militant groups in Niger Delta.

In recent times, the communities of Awara and Assa had been under the siege of both militants and cult groups, forcing people out of their homes. The state police command public relations officer, DSP Andrew Enwerem, said the force have always been sending security team to the communities to quell crisis.