Nigerian soldiers deployed by President Tinubu to quell a coup in Niger Republic were ambushed at night by rebel forces with more advanced weapons.
Over 40 soldiers were killed and more than 500 others were taken captive. President Buhari has yet to comment on the situation, and international observers are expressing concern about the Nigerian military’s ability to carry out its mission. The rebel forces have not issued any demands or statements
The sudden surrender of Nigerian soldiers has raised questions about the country’s military strategy and the commitment of its soldiers. Some analysts suggest that the Nigerian military was unprepared for the level of resistance it encountered, and that its soldiers were not properly equipped or trained for the mission.
The loss of life and the capture of so many soldiers is a significant blow to the Nigerian military, and could have far-reaching implications for the country’s security and stability