Terrorists suspected to be bandits have killed no fewer than 36 officers of the Nigerian Army in Niger state.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) confirmed this in a statement on Thursday, August 17, 2023.
Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, made this known when he gave a breakdown of casualties in the ambush of troops in Niger State and an evacuation helicopter that crashed on August 14, 2023.
The breakdown was given at the biweekly briefing of the Defence Media Operations.
When asked about the cause of the helicopter crash, he restated that an investigation is still underway to determine the cause and urged citizens to be wary of propaganda by terrorists and remain patriotic.