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May 18, 2022
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Taraba Govt Commiserates With Families Of Slain Soildiers

Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku has received with great shock and sadness the killing of six soldiers of the 93 Battalion, Takum in an ambush by bandits during a military operation in Takum Local Government Area of the state.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu.

The statement expresses worry over the fate of the Commanding officer of the Battalion who was declared missing after the operation.

It states that the attack on civilians and police officers in Takum which prompted the reaction of the soldiers from the 93 Battalion proved that the bandits are desperate to kill and maim innocent people.

According to the statement Gov Ishaku praises the gallantry of the soldiers led by the commanding officer of the battalion for reacting promptly to the distress calls by the people of the areas under seige but regretted the death of six military officers and the uncertainty over the whereabouts of the commanding officer.

The statement commiserates with the military, the immediate and extended families of the deceased military officers and urged Nigerians to also pray for the safe return of the Commanding Officer of the Battalion.

It says Governor Ishaku uses the opportunity to renew his calls on the people of the state to be vigilant and to always monitor strangers coming into their communities.

The statement prays God to grant the souls of the deceased soldiers eternal rest.

By Georgina Humphrey

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