One Army officer feared dead ,another missing, as terrorists ambush troops in Niger


An Army major has been killed while another declared missing following an ambush on a military convoy by terrorists in Mariga local government area of Niger State.

According to Military sources who saw the situation first hand, said the convoy belonged to the Nigerian Military School (NMS) and Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).

The incident which took place on Wednesday happened around Rijiyan Daji village in the local government area.

At the time of the report monitored through PT, one officer was declared missing after the incident while three others sustained gunshot wounds as a result of the exchange of gunfire with the terrorists.

The deceased officer, who was conscious after the attack, gave up the ghost after he was rushed to a nearby general hospital in Kontagora, another local government in the state.

Aside from human casualty, the terrorists also set ablaze a Toyota hilux escort van belonging to the military and carted away sophisticated weapons.

The source also said search and rescue efforts are currently being made for the missing officer.

Efforts to speak with the Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, on the incident were unsuccessful.

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