Bandits attack army commander’s convoy, kill six soldiers

A Commanding Officer of battalion whereabout is said to be unknown following attack allegedly launched by bandits  in Tati, a village in Takum Local Government of Taraba, just as source said six soldiers were reported killed.

Penpushing reports that, a source disclosed identity of the missing military officer as Lieutenant E.S Okoro, adding that the  incident happened around 10 a.m. on May 10,stressing  that the bandits in the clash outnumbered the troops.

The source added that the number of casualties on the side of the bandits could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, but stated that troops at Donga while at Ananum village killed two bandits, while others fled with gunshot wounds.

Penpushing further reports that, the source added that troops recovered 1 AK47 rifle, two AK47 magazines, rounds of 7.62 mm, one pistol, 7 rounds of 9mm ammunition one locally-made gun, charms, and the sum of N15,120, from the bandits after the encounter.

The source said in similar vein, soldiers who were returning from a reinforcement operation in Marraraba were ambushed, but carried out anti-ambush drills and fought out the ambush, adding that  the  troops are still conducting search and rescue operations.

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