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6 Soldiers killed, Commanding Officer missing as terrorists ambush troops in Taraba

6 Soldiers killed, Commanding Officer missing as terrorists ambush troops in Taraba

No fewer than six soldiers of the 93 battalion, Takun were on Tuesday killed when suspected terrorists/bandits ambushed a convoy carrying the Commanding Officer of the Battalion while on his way to Jalingo.

The ambush attacked was said to have occurred at about 6.30am around Tati village on Tuesday morning

Sources said that following the ambush, the whereabouts of the Commanding Officer, Lt. Col Okore could not be ascertained leading to suspicion that he may have been abducted.

According to the source, the six soldiers killed during the ambush include one Staff Sergeant, two Sergeant’s, and three Lance Corporals.

Meanwhile, following a counter blockade operations by troops at Ananum village, around Donga, troops neutralized two bandits/terrorists while several other escaped into the bush with gunshot injuries.

The troops, who were part of reinforcements from Mararaba in Nasarawa state, were said to have embarked on anti-ambush drills to overpower the bandits.

Among items recovered from the bandits were AK 47 rifle,AK47 Magazines, locally made gun and several rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition.

As at the time of filing this report, the Authorities of the Nigerian Army in Taraba State and Army headquarters are yet to comment on the development

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