The Army yesterday confirmed an ambush by suspected bandits on its anti-terrorism team on Friday, near Maru Local Government of Zamfara State.
Army spokesman Brig-Gen. Sani Usman confirmed this to reporters on the phone. He said none of the soldiers was killed during the attack.
Usman said army headquarters was still gathering intelligence on the development.
Bandits have continued to terrorise people in the state, especially in rural communities, but troops have made their criminal operations uncomfortable.
A source at the 223 Light Tank Battalion, Gusau, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that one soldier was injured and two vehicles burnt by the hoodlums.
The source said many hoodlums were killed, while some escaped with bullet wounds. “Soldiers are on top of the situation,” the source said.
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February 18, 2019