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Army suffers multiple attacks in Taraba; six soldiers killed, commander missing

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Bandits have killed six soldiers of the 93 Battalion, Nigerian Army in Takum, Takum Local Government Area (LGA) of Taraba.

Police authorities in Taraba confirmed the attacks, also declaring one soldier missing.

Police spokesman Abubakar Usman told journalists in Jalingo that the soldiers were on their way to repel an attack on Tati village in Takum LGA, when they were ambushed by the bandits.

Mr Usman also confirmed that the commander of the operation was still missing in action.

The spokesman also confirmed a bomb blast at the headquarters of the 6th Brigade, Nigerian Army, located along House of Assembly Road, Sabongari area of Jalingo.

He said that the explosive device was thrown into the base by a passerby, and it landed on the ground.

He, however, said that no casualty was recorded.

Tahere was heavy military presence at the base and the entire road leading to the facility was barricaded, and a diversion was created to prevent movement close to the base. 

(NAN)

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