Seven soldiers were reportedly ambushed and killed by terrorists on the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.
It was learned that the attack happened close to the Zuma barracks along the road in the Suleja area of Niger State in the early hours of Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
A military source told the publication that the commanding officer had received a distress call and sent his men to the scene.
The source said that contrary to the speculation that the barracks were overrun and some soldiers killed, it was an ambush close to the facility.
The source said, “The commanding officer received a distress call on the activities of bandits around the Diko area, which is not far from the Zuma barracks.
“He deployed men but unfortunately, they were ambushed and seven soldiers died in that ambush. There was, however, no attack on the barracks as speculated.
“The incident happened between 4 am and 5 am on Wednesday.”
One Aziz Garba and Garba M, shared photos of some of the soldiers reportedly killed by the terrorists.