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BREAKING; Four Soldiers killed inTerrorist attack on Military camp

BREAKING; Four Soldiers killed inTerrorist attack on Military camp

On Tuesday, the military high command confirmed the deaths of four soldiers affiliated with Operation Hadarin Daji.

This confirmation followed an attack by terrorists on a military camp in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State on Sunday,resulting in fatalities and injuries to 11 others.

According to reports from Daily Trust, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Edward Buba, clarified that the military recorded four casualties contrary to five reported in the media.

He explained that there were two ambushes, with four soldiers killed and three wounded in the first, while five soldiers sustained minor gunshot injuries in the second while defending Nigeria’s territorial integrity.


Buba emphasized the troops’ resilience during the encounters, highlighting air support and reinforcements that led to heavy casualties among the terrorists

He said, “On 12 May 2024, troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI encountered 2 separate ambushes namely at Kuran Mota Village as well as along Road Alikere – Yarmalimai Village in Zamfara State.

“Though troops fought fiercely to extricate themselves from the situation. Sadly, troops recorded casualties of 4 soldiers killed in action, while 3 were wounded in action in the first ambush.

“In the second ambush incident 5 soldiers sustained minor injuries of gunshot wounds and the soldiers have been stabilized as they were evacuated to FOB Faskari for medication care.”

The senior military officer stressed that there have never been any operation carried by the troops where scores of terrorists were never neutralised, saying air component of the operation were reinforced during the ambush.

According to him, “During the ambush, troops received support from the air component OP HADARIN DAJI as well as reinforcement from FOB YARMALIMAI.

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

“Accordingly, several of the terrorist were neutralised as they suffered heavy casualties. Troops have unlock the change in tactics of these terrorist and made necessary adjustments to maintain tactical superiority in the battlefield.”

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