Terrorists ambush troops, kill four soldiers in Zamfara – DHQ

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Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba says four soldiers were killed on Sunday in an ambush by terrorists in Zamfara.


In a statement on Tuesday, Buba said the troops encountered two separate ambushes by the terrorists at Kuran Mota village and along Alikere to Yarmalimai community in Zamfara.

Buba said three soldiers also sustained injuries during the ambush.


He said the troops succeeded in neutralising some of the terrorists, adding that they were supported by the air component during the operation.

“On 12 May 2024, troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI encountered 2 separate ambushes, namely at Kuran Mota Village as well as along Road Alikere – Yarmalimai village in Zamfara state,” the statement reads.

“Though troops fought fiercely to extricate themselves from the situation, Sadly, troops recorded casualties of 4 soldiers killed in action, while 3 were wounded in action in the first ambush.

“In the second ambush incident, 5 soldiers sustained minor injuries from gunshot wounds, and the soldiers have been stabilized as they were evacuated to FOB Faskari for medication care.

“During the ambush, troops received support from the air component, OP HADARIN DAJI, as well as reinforcement from FOB YARMALIMAI.

“The joint effort of both forces dealt a severe blow to the coalition of terrorists that gathered in numerical strength to execute both ambushes.

“Accordingly, several of the terrorists were neutralised as they suffered heavy casualties.

“Troops have unlocked the change in tactics of these terrorists and made necessary adjustments to maintain tactical superiority in the battlefield.”