JUST IN: Gunmen attack northern state, kill soldiers, names released

JUST IN: Gunmen attack northern state, kill soldiers, names released

Some gunmen on Tuesday, May 10, launched an attack on Tati village in Takum LGA of Taraba state, killing not less than six soldiers.

The Cable said the attackers in their number invaded the village in the late hours of Tuesday and engaged troops of the 93 battalions in a gun duel.

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The reinforcement dislodged the gunmen
Source: UGC

The names of the soldiers killed in the fierce fight were given as:

  1. Dauda Tata (7NA/44/4046)
  2. Yusuf Salihu (95NA/40/5031)
  3. Ndubuise Okonkwo (96NA/42/6911)
  4. Abdullahi Ibrahim
  5. Emmanuel Jerry (14NA/72/14051)
  6. Sani Isa

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It was gathered that the gunmen also attacked troop reinforcement deployed from Marraraba, but were overpowered this time and fled with gun wounds, having lost two of their own.

The gallant soldiers who came as reinforcement were said to have recovered one AK-47 rifle, two AK-47 magazines, 19 rounds of 7.62mm(SP), one pistol, seven rounds of 9mm ammo, one locally-made gun, three MCs, charms, and a sum of N15,120.

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The NA has confirmed the development in a statement released on Thursday, May 12, by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations.

Read the statement in the Facebook post below:

Nigerian Army reacts to gruesome murder of couple by IPOB, ESN militant

The Nigerian Army had condemned the killing of two of its officers, Audu M Linus (retired) and) Gloria Matthew, by members of the outlaw group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

This was made known in a statement issued on Tuesday, May 3 by the Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu via the official Facebook page of the Nigerian Army.

According to the statement, the Nigerian described the killing as gruesome, barbaric, and despicable.

Parts of the statement read:

"This gruesome murder, in which they did not spare even their own child, clearly depicts callousness, impenitence and is indisputable a brazen act of terrorism perpetrated by IPOB/ESN."

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Nigerian Army begins investigation

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army had said that it would commence investigations in earnest to uncover the perpetrators of the killings.

The Nigerian Army also expressed its heartfelt condolence to the family of the deceased.

Source: Legit.ng

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