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Bandits kill Army commanding officer along Kano-Maiduguri road


Terror bandits have reportedly killed a soldier, Major Samaila, who was travelling on the Kano-Maiduguri Road on Saturday.

In a report by Sahara Reporters, Samaila, before his death, was the Commanding Officer of the 196 Amphibious battalion in the Isiala Ngwa area of Abia State.

A military source told Sahara Reporters that the deceased was returning from his station in Abia state to his family when he was unfortunately killed by the rampaging bandits.

The source said, “This is Major Samaila of 145bn OC in Isialagwa Abia state. He was attacked by armed bandits on the Kano-Maiduguri Road while going home to see his family.

“Abia State was his unit before he died. This is saddening, and the country is annoying. Both his wife and children now are on their own.”

This is coming amid rising insecurity in Nigeria with soldiers becoming one of those worst hit in the fight against the precarious situation.

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