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

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Reports indicate that dare-devil bandits on Tuesday ambushed and killed six soldiers of the 93 battalion, Takun while conveying the Commanding Officer of the Battalion to Jalingo.

The ambush attacked was said to have occured 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 over power 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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