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Two Officers, Four Soldiers Killed in Niger Terrorist Ambush

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The Nigerian Army Headquarters has confirmed that two officers and four soldiers have been killed Niger Terrorist Ambush in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger state.

Director of Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu,  in a statement, said the troops were ambushed while on a fighting patrol to Karaga Village in the Shiroro Local Government Area.

The GOC said the troops are currently trailing some of the terrorists who fled after the encounter urging Niger state residents to go about their legitimate and lawful activities, reassuring them that the Nigerian Army and other security agencies will ensure their protection at all times.

The statement said the army authority has contacted the next of kin of the fallen heroes, while burial has been conducted for the Muslim personnel among the fallen heroes with the consent and approval of their family members.

The statement further added that the Niger State Deputy Governor, Representative of the COAS, GOC, and other Senior Officers also visited the two wounded soldiers receiving medical attention at the Military Hospital and subsequently paid a condolence visit to the families of the deceased.

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