Some gunmen launched an attack on Tati village in LGA Takum, Taraba state on Tuesday May 10, killing no fewer than six soldiers.
< p class="align-left">The Cable said the attackers swarmed into the village in the late hours of Tuesday and engaged troops from the 93 Battalion in an arms duel.
The names of the soldiers killed in the fierce battle were given as follows:
- Dauda Tata (7NA/44/4046)
- Ndubuise Okonkwo (96NA/42/6911)
- Abdullahi Ibrahim
- Emmanuel Jerry (14NA/72/ 14051)
- Sani Isa
< li>Yusuf Salihu (95NA/40/5031 )
It was noted that the gunmen also attacked reinforcements from Marraraba, but this time they were overwhelmed and with Gunshot wounds fled after losing two of their own.
The brave soldiers who came as reinforcements should have an AK-47 rifle, two AK-47 magazines, 19 rounds of 7.62mm (SP), a pistol, seven rounds of 9mm -Ammunition, a locally made weapon, three MCs, amulets and a total of N15,120.
Nigerian Army responds to the gruesome murder of a couple by IPOB, ESN militants
The Nigerian Army had condemned the killing of two of its officers, Audu M. Linus (retired) and) Gloria Matthew, by members of the Indigenous Outlaw Group Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network ( ESN).
This was announced in a statement on Tuesday, May 3 by Army Spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu via the Nigerian Army’s official Facebook page.
According to the statement, the Nigerian described the murder as cruel, barbaric and heinous.
Parts of the statement read:
< blockquote>“This cruel Murder, in which they did not even spare their own child, clearly shows callousness, impenitence and is undeniably a brazen act of terrorism perpetrated by IPOB/ESN.”
Nigerian army begins investigation
Meanwhile, the Nigerian army announced that it would launch serious investigations to uncover the perpetrators of the murders.
The Nigerian Army also sent its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.