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At least seven gallant soldiers of the Nigerian Army were reportedly killed in an ambush by bandit terrorists on the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.

Naija News understands that were controversies earlier over the incident.

Some reports had claimed that the military men were killed after terrorists invaded Zuma barracks along Suleja.

However, a military source who confided in the Punch said the gallant soldiers were ambushed a few metres away from the Zuma barracks.

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According to the source, a commanding officer had received a distress call about the terrorists and immediately sent his men to the scene.

Contrary to viral reports, the source explained that soldiers dispatched to monitor the event got ambushed by the assailants who were operating in the Diko area.

The incident reportedly happened between 4 am and 5 am on Wednesday according to the source.

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One Aziz Garba and Musa Diwar Garga believed also to be soldiers shared photos of some of the soldiers reportedly killed by the terrorists.

See the post below as seen on Facebook:

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In a similar development, the Air Component of the Operation Thunder Strike said it bombed some terrorist hideouts on Wednesday.

In a report made available to newsmen, the troops said they acted on credible information that at about 2 pm on March 30, 2022, about 70 terrorists on 40 motorcycles and some on foot were sighted moving towards the Akilibu-Sarkin Pawa Road, near Mangoro village.

The air component of Operation Thunder Strike said it responded to the signal and swiftly scrambled an aircraft to intercept and neutralise the terrorists.

“The terrorists were subsequently engaged in different waves with rockets, while those fleeing were mopped up with canons decisively,” the report noted.

The exact number of casualties recorded during the confrontation, however, could not be confirmed till now.

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