Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku on Sunday presented ten million naira to the 93 battalion Takum of the Nigerian Army to provide immediate needs to families of the slain soldiers who were ambushed and killed in the state recently.
According to a statement issued to journalists in Jalingo and signed by the special adviser to the governor on media and publicity, Bala Dan Abu, Ishaku promised that the state was determined to provide succour to members of the immediate families of the slain soldiers.
The statement quoted the governor during a visit to the 93 battalion in Takum local government area, to have expressed sympathy on behalf of the Taraba State government to the families and the Nigerian Army, noting that the soldiers died in service for their fatherland.
He also promised that the government will take steps to assist the families, particularly for the children’s academic future.
Naija News recalls the Nigerian Army had previously confirmed the killing of six soldiers by suspected bandits in Taraba State during a rescue operation in Tati community of the state.
The troops of 93 Battalion have also embarked on a search and rescue mission for a personnel who went missing during the attack on a military convoy at Tati community in Takum local government area of Taraba.
In a statement issued to journalists about the incident, the Director, Army public relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, explained that the personnel were responding to a distress call of an attack on Tati community, in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba before they were ambushed.