Chris Steven, Abuja
Nigerian Army on Sunday confirmed an ambush by suspected bandits
against its anti-terrorism team on Friday around Maru Local Government
Area of Zamfara.
Army Spokesman, Brig-Gen. Usman Kukasheka, made the confirmation on
He, however, said none of the soldiers was killed during the attack.
Kukasheka also said the army headquarters was still gathering
intelligence on the unfortunate development.
Bandits had continued to terrorise innocent citizens in the state,
especially in rural communities but troops of Nigerian Army made their
criminal operations uncomfortable.
A source at the 223 Light Tank Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Gusau,
said that one soldier was wounded and two operational vehicles were
burnt by the hoodlums.
The source also said a number of the hoodlums were killed by soldiers,
while some escaped with bullet wounds.
“Soldiers are on top of the situation,’’ the source insisted.