An ambush by suspected Boko Haram terrorists has left an army major dead.
The tragic incident happened in Niger State last Wednesday.
It was gathered that the terrorists ambushed a military convoy belonging to the Nigerian Military School (NMS) and Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) along Rijiyan Daji, between Mariga and Kontagora Local government area of the state.
The convoy was headed towards Kontagora. Till the reporting time, an officer was still missing as there is suspicion that the terrorist may have kidnapped him during the ambush.
Three other officers were said to have sustained gunshot wounds as a result of the exchange of gunfire with the terrorists. The deceased officer, who was conscious after the attack, gave up the ghost after he was rushed to a nearby general hospital in Kontagora, another local government in the state.
The terrorists also set ablaze a Toyota hilux escort van belonging to the military and carted away sophisticated weapons.
Premium Times quoted a military source as saying that search and rescue efforts are currently being made for the missing officer.