Gunmen Ambush Nigerian Army Convoy, Abduct Commanding Officer
Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted one Lieutenant Colonel, N.B. Ahmed following an ambush on a military convoy along Tsafe/Funtua road, Kano State
According to SaharaReporters, the military personnel is the new commanding officer of the 8 Division of the Nigerian Army, Sokoto, was abducted on Friday, January 6.
“Our new boss who resumed on Friday was attacked while being escorted to Kano. He was taken away by the gunmen,” a military source told the aforementioned publication.
A military signal that also confirmed the incident was however silent on others travelling
It read, “TEXT: SP SITREP ON KIDNAPPED OF SNR OFFR. LT COL NB AHMED (N/12022). A/N SNR OFFR WAS KIDNAPED ALONG TSAFE/FUNTUA RD ON 06 JAN 23 AT ABOUT 2000HRS WHILE TRAVELING TO KANO FOR WEEKEND. THE SNR OFFR JUST TAKES OVER COMD OF 8 BOD AS A CO ON THE SAME DATE. THIS IS FOR YOUR INFO AND NEC ACTION. PSE ACCEPT FOR ACTION AND ACK///.”
Naija News recalls that a few days ago, a female Lieutenant, P. P. Johnson was also abducted by unknown gunmen in Imo State.
A trending video in December 2022 showed the female officer being tortured by gunmen after she was abducted while visiting her grandmother in Aku-Okigwe community.
“She was just conferred with the rank of Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army. She passed out on December 17 after being commissioned from the Direct Short Service Course,” a military source had said.