Today22 March, 2023

BREAKING: Nigerian Army Major, three Soldiers shot dead by suspected gunmen

BREAKING: Nigerian Army Major, three Soldiers shot dead by suspected gunmen

Unknown gunmen have shot dead a Nigerian Army Major and three Soldiers in an ambush attack at Igu village along Sarkin Pawa-Kaduna road in Munya Local Government area of Niger State.

The gunmen reportedly killed the officers on Wednesday evening with four members of the local vigilantes who were in a joint patrol with them.

It will be recalled that few hours back, the military claimed it has successfully neutralized scores of the gunmen during a gun battle, leaving also one soldier and two members of the local vigilantes killed.

But sources close to the community said the deceased soldiers met their death when they unfortunately ran into an ambush by the gunmen at Igu village, about 10 kilometers from Sarkin Pawa, headquarters of Munya local government.

It was gathered that the soldiers were on their way back to the scene of the earlier gun battle to recover the bodies of some local vigilantes that were missing before being shot by the gunmen in ambush.

It was further gathered that only one soldier managed to escape from the attack as the gunmen killed the rest of them.

It could be recalled that in January 2020, an Army Captain and four Soldiers, were killed in a similar ambush attack at the same Igu village, along Sarkin Pawa- Kaduna road when they had to gone answer a distress call from the people.

Meanwhile all attempts to get the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Humanitarian Affairs was not successful as his mobile phone could not go through as at the time of filing this report.


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