Army Repels Attack on Community, Kills Four Bandits, Begins Rescue Operation for Missing Personnel

Army Repels Attack on Community, Kills Four Bandits, Begins Rescue Operation for Missing Personnel

Troops of 93 Battalion have launched out, on a search and rescue mission for a personnel who is missing in action while responding to a distress call of an attack on Tati community, in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba Dtate in the early hours of Tuesday 20 May 2022.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP noted that the troops had launched out swiftly on receiving a distress call that Tati community was under attack and razed by suspected bandits.

While in pursuit of the bandits however, troops fell into an ambush, and as fierce battle ensued, four bandits were neutralized. Sadly, during the fire fight, six gallant soldiers paid the supreme price, while one personnel went missing in action.

However, a reinforcement team from 6 Brigade deployed against the fleeing bandits at Ananum village in Donga Local Government Area of the state, neutralized two additional bandits and recovered one Ak 47 rifle, one pistol, one locally fabricated gun, 2 AK 47 Magazines, 19 rounds of 7.62 mm special, 7 rounds of 9 mm ammunition and 3 motorbikes.

Troops are currently in pursuit of the bandits and will leave no stone unturned in the ongoing search and rescue operations for the missing personnel.

The good people of Taraba State are enjoined to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement to security agencies.

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