In the Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State, a Major of the Nigerian Army was killed in an ambush on a military convoy by gunmen suspected of being terrorists.
CB Samuel was the name of the deceased.
At Rijiya Daji village on Wednesday evening, soldiers from the Nigerian military school and the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) were ambushed.
While weaponry were being taken away, the gunmen set fire to an operable truck.
In addition, an officer has been declared missing in action and is believed to have been kidnapped by terrorists.
The incident was also confirmed by a military transmission obtained exclusively by SaharaReporters.
“SUSPECTED ARMED BANDITS/TERRORISTS ATTK*. AT ABOUT 151900A JUN 22, RECCE TEAM FOR FORTHCOMING FTX COMPRISING OF REPS FROM NA MIL SCHLS/TRG INSTITUTIONS AND TRADOC WERE AMBUSHED BY SUSPECTED TERRORISTS/ARMED BANDITS AROUND RIJIYA DAJI UNDER MARIGA LGA WHILE MOB TO KONTAGORA,” the signal read.
“DURING THE ATTK, 3 X OFFRS IN THE BUS CONVEYING THE RECCE TEAM SUSTAINED GSW WHILE CHARGING THROUGH THE AMBUSH. THE INJURED OFFRS WERE IMM EVAC TO THE CANT MED CENTRE. MAJ CB SAMUEL WAS LATER EVAC TO THE GEN HOSP KONTAGORA WHERE HE GAVE UP DURING MED MGT. ADDLY, 1 X OFFR MIA (AMONG THE ESCORT PARTY). EQPT CAS. 1 X LEADING ESCORT HILUX BURNT, 1 X HK 21 GUN AND 1 X AK 47 RIFLE WERE CARTED AWAY. OWN RFT TPS FM NATRAC ADMIN BN WILL RESUME SAR OPS FIRST LI. MORE DETAILS LATER. PSE ACK///.”