6 Soldiers Killed, 1 Missing As Bandits Ambush Military Convoy

Bandits have killed at least no fewer than 6 soldiers of the 93 Battalion, Nigerian Army in Takum, Takum Local Government Area (LGA) of Taraba State. 

Elanza News reports that 1 soldier is still missing as a result of the ambush by bandits on a military convoy along Takum-Jalingo road.


The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Taraba State, DSP Abubakar Usman, confirmed the report of the attack to newsmen in Jalingo.

He said the soldiers went to repel an attack on Tati village in Takum LGA, when they were ambushed by the bandits.


Usman also confirmed that the commander of the operation against the bandits was still missing in action.


The PPRO also confirmed a bomb blast at the Headquarters of the 6th Brigade, Nigerian Army, located along House of Assembly Road, Sabongari area of Jalingo.


He said that the explosive device was thrown into the base by a passerby, and it landed on the ground.


He, however, said that no casualty was recorded.


A visit to the scene shows a heavy military presence at the base and the entire road leading to the facility was barricaded, and a diversion was created to prevent movement close to the base.


The Military has not made any Comment or Official Statement on the attack on the 6th Brigade or the ambush by Bandits on the Soldiers of the 93 Battalion that has led to the commander.

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