2 Officers, 4 Soldiers Murdered In Niger Terrorist Ambush

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It has been confirmed by the Nigerian Army Headquarters that six soldiers, including two officers, were killed by terrorists in an ambush that took place in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

The troops were ambushed by the terrorists while they were on a fighting patrol at the Karaga Village on Friday.

According to the Director of Army Public Relations, Maj Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, the troops from the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army fought bravely and eliminated several terrorists and captured their equipment, but suffered a setback.

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Maj Gen Landers Saraso, the General Officer Commanding 1 Division and Commander of Operation Whirl Punch has sympathized with the families of the deceased personnel and promised that the unfortunate setback will be avenged.

Saraso explained that the troops are currently trailing some of the terrorists who fled after the encounter.

In line with customs and traditions, the Nigerian Army has contacted the Next of Kins of the fallen heroes, while burial has been conducted for the Muslim personnel among the fallen heroes with the consent and approval of their family members.

The Niger State Deputy Governor, representative of the COAS, GOC, and other senior officers also visited the two wounded soldiers receiving medical attention at the Military Hospital and subsequently paid a condolence visit to the families of the deceased.

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