No fewer than 23 personnel of the Nigerian Army have been killed following an ambush on a military convoy by gunmen suspected to be terrorists in Niger State, northern Nigeria.
Itrybe understands that the attack on the Army Convoy in Niger State by the terrorists occurred between Zangiwa and Kangara in the state.
A report monitored SaharaReporters by Newsone Nigeria quoted a military source to have said that the attack on the Army Convoy in Niger State took place on Monday morning around 5 am, August 14, 2023.
According to the source, an army major and two lieutenants with one identified as Y. Alkali were among the victims of the attack on the Army Convoy in Niger State.
“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,” a soldier told SaharaReporters.
Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria reports that the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Onyema Nwachukwu, was yet to issue a statement regarding the attack Army Convoy in Niger State at the time of filing this report.