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  • Updated: May 14, 2024

Army suffers heavy casualty in terrorists ambushes

Army suffers heavy casualty in terrorists ambushes

Atleast five operatives of the Nigeria Army have been killed after suffering casualties following ambushes from terrorists in Zamfara.

It was further reported that three other soldiers got injured from the first ambush, while five others had been injured after a gunshot duel.

The Defense Headquarters has earlier noted that groups of terrorists in the Northwest suffered heavy casualties when they laid ambush for troops of Operation ”Hadarin Daji” in Zamfara.

The Director of Defence, Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, said the troops had on May 12, encountered two separate ambushes at Kuran Mota Village as well as along Road Alikere – Yarmalimai Village in Zamfara.

According to him, the troops fought fiercely to extricate themselves from the situation, leading to the loss of four soldiers while three were wounded in action in the first ambush.

He said five soldiers sustained minor injuries of gunshot wounds in the second ambush incident and the soldiers have been stabilized as they were evacuated to FOB Faskari for medication care.

“During the ambush, troops received support from the air component Operation Hadarin Daji as well as reinforcement from FOB Yarmalimai.

“The joint effort of both forces dealt a severe blow to the coalition of terrorists that gathered in numerical strength to execute both ambushes.

“Accordingly, several of the terrorists were neutralized as they suffered heavy casualties.

“Troops have unlocked the change in tactics of these terrorists and made necessary adjustments to maintain tactical superiority on the battlefield,” he said.

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