Juliana Francis

Troops of 93 Battalion have launched a search and rescue mission for a soldier who went missing in action after responding to a distress call of an attack on Tati community, in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State in the early hours of Tuesday 10 May 2022.

According to the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the troops had dashed out swiftly on receiving a distress call that Tati community was under attack and razed by suspected bandits.

He said: “While in pursuit of the bandits, troops fell into an ambush staged by the criminals. The troops fought fiercely through the ambush, neutralizing four of the bandits.  Sadly, during the firefight, six gallant soldiers paid the supreme price, while one soldier is missing in action. However, a reinforcement team from the 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, two AK 47 Magazines, 19 rounds of 7.62 mm special, seven rounds of 9 mm ammunition and three motorcycles. 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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