The Commanding Officer of the 92 Battalion of the Nigerian Army has been reportedly kidnapped by suspected terrorists in Taraba State.
Six soldiers and one mobile police personnel were also confirmed to have been killed in the incident that occurred on Tuesday at Takum Local Government Area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abdullahi Usman, confirmed the incident, saying the commanding officer was “missing” in a joint operation that was carried out by the joint forces.
Apart from the “missing” commandant, six soldiers and one mobile police personnel, as made known by him, were killed by the terrorists.
Also confirming the report, the council chairman, Tikari Shiban, said “we are on top of the situation” adding that “soldiers are in the bush searching everywhere for the commander.”
Though he could not give the exact numbers of casualties figures, he admitted that some soldiers and policemen were also killed.
The terrorists were said to have ambushed the joint forces on their way to a joint operation in a nearby village in the council.