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Troops of 93 Battalion have launched a search and rescue mission for a personnel who went missing following an ambush staged by bandits in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The troops were responding to a distress call on Tuesday that bandits had invaded Tati community when they fell into the ambush.

The troops fought fiercely through the ambush, neutralizing four of the bandits. Sadly, six gallant soldiers paid the supreme price, while one personnel went missing in action, the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, stated.

He added that a reinforcement team from 6 Brigade deployed against the fleeing bandits at Ananum village in Donga Local Government Area of the State, neutralized two additional bandits and recovered one Ak 47 rifle, one pistol, one locally fabricated gun, two AK 47 Magazines, 19 rounds of 7.62 mm special, Seven rounds of 9 mm ammunition and three motorbikes.

Troops are currently in pursuit of the bandits and have vowed to leave no stone unturned in the ongoing search and rescue operations for the missing personnel.

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