Six soldiers have been reportedly killed during an attack by gunmen on Tati, a village in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.
The gunmen, who reportedly invaded the village on Tuesday night around 10pm, engaged the troops of 93 battalion in a fierce gun battle.
The gunmen killed six soldiers and abducted one commanding officer, a lieutenant colonel.
The army announced Dauda Tata (7NA/44/4046), Yusuf Salihu (95NA/40/5031), Ndubuisi Okonkwo (96NA/42/6911), Abdullahi Ibrahim, Emmanuel Jerry (14NA/72/14051) and Sani Isa as the casualties.
A military source was quoted as saying that the gunmen also ambushed and attacked troops reinforcement deployed from Mararaba. However, the troops carried out anti-ambush drills to fight their way out.
Two gunmen were said to have been killed while others escaped with gunshot wounds.
The troops allegedly recovered one AK-47 rifle, two AK-47 magazines, 19 rounds of 7.62mm(SP), one pistol, seven rounds of 9mm ammo, one locally-made gun, three MCs, charms and the sum of N15,120.
A search and rescue operation is reportedly ongoing for the abducted commanding officer.