Deadly Ambush Claims Lives of Three Senior Military Officers and 20 Soldiers in Niger State
In a tragic incident that unfolded between Zangiwa and Kangara in Niger State, a military convoy came under a devastating ambush by gunmen suspected to be terrorists, resulting in the loss of over 23 Nigerian army personnel.
The incident occurred on Monday morning around 5 am, according to information obtained from military sources.
Among the victims were three senior military officers, including an army major and two lieutenants. One of the lieutenants was identified as Y. Alkali. The attack was reportedly carried out by bandits who laid a deadly ambush, catching the military personnel off-guard.
A soldier, speaking about the harrowing incident, revealed, “Nigerian army this morning lost about 23 soldiers, they were ambushed by bandits.
One major, two lieutenants were among the victims. In fact, they set some of them ablaze inside the Hilux vehicle.”
Efforts to gather official statements from the Nigerian army were made, but Onyema Nwachukwu, the army spokesperson, remained unavailable for comment.
Despite attempts to reach out to Nwachukwu and seek clarification on the matter, messages sent to him went unanswered.
This devastating attack highlights the ongoing security challenges faced by the Nigerian military in various parts of the country, particularly in regions where banditry and terrorism have posed significant threats.
The incident underscores the urgent need for enhanced security measures and strategies to protect the lives of military personnel who are dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of the nation.
As investigations continue into the ambush and the tragic loss of lives, the Nigerian military and relevant authorities must work tirelessly to bring those responsible for this heinous act to justice.
The sacrifice of these brave soldiers must not be in vain, and the nation mourns their loss while also demanding accountability and swift action against the perpetrators.