BREAKING: Bandits kill 36 Nigerian soldiers in Niger
Terrorists suspected to be bandits have killed no fewer than 36 officers of the Nigerian Army in Niger state.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) confirmed this in a statement on Thursday, August 17, 2023.
The breakdown was given at the biweekly briefing of the Defence Media Operations.
When asked about the cause of the helicopter crash, he restated that an investigation is still underway to determine the cause and urged citizens to be wary of propaganda by terrorists and remain patriotic.
Newsmediang reports that Following troops’ encounter with insurgents in Zungeru general area of Niger state, in which gallant troops of the Nigerian Army paid the supreme price in defence of our dear country, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Nigerian Army, Lt Gen Taoreed Lagbaja arrived Mina, Niger state capital, late night Tuesday 15 August 2023 and today, immediately moved to Forward Operating Base Erena in Shiroro LGA of Niger state, where he was briefed on the current security situation by the General Officer Commanding 1 Division.