“Seven soldiers were killed by bandits yesterday (Thursday) around Amdami area. It is very unfortunate. May God save us.”
According to reports, seven members of the Nigerian Army were slain by alleged terrorists in Taraba State’s Karim-Lamido Local Government Area.
While on patrol on Thursday night in Karim Lamido, the troops were assassinated by terrorists in a jungle near the Amdami neighbourhood.
According to the Daily Post, the event was also verified by Markus Hamidu, the head of Karim Lamido’s council.
He said, “Seven soldiers were killed by bandits yesterday (Thursday) around Amdami area. It is very unfortunate. May God save us.”
Usman Abdullahi, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), could not be contacted for comment since he was reportedly in the Muslim Holy Land for the Hajj, but a senior police officer, who asked to remain anonymous, verified the occurrence.
Other council sources expressed regret at the recent spate of murders and kidnappings in the region, noting that the terrorists had occupied every place in the council’s surrounding forest.
As previously reported by SaharaReporters, Emmanuel Bwacha (APC), a sitting senator from Taraba South Senatorial District, stated that around 40 people were murdered by terrorists in Taraba State’s southern region during the Sallah break. He said that the attackers, on motorcycles known as Okadas, rode into his district and murdered everyone they encountered, including the troops and police officers sent to stop the assault.
A second politician, Danjuma Shiddi, who represents Taraba State’s Wukari/Ibi Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, confirmed this information during the session on Wednesday. The robbers, who wounded and uprooted hundreds of residents, demolished the community, according to Shiddi.
He said that other Takum settlements had seen frequent bandit raids, the most recent of which took place on Tuesday in Tati village and resulted in the deaths of six troops and one police officer.