To lay an ambush

to post a force in ambush.

See also: Ambush

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It was gathered that the arrest was made based on a tip-off that prompted the team to lay an ambush along the Okordia-Zarama road where they accosted a Toyota Corolla car and a Highlander jeep allegedly coveying the suspects to Yenagoa for a bank operation.
30pm.Rangers efforts to lay an ambush for the poachers were unsuccessful, the service said.
The legislator narrated that some lives were lost in another incident at Ajogo market in Gogrial East county when armed youth from Aguok stormed the local market and went on shooting spree, compelling police forces and Apuk area (Gogrial East) to lay an ambush against retreating armed youth from Aguok, resulting in the killing of at least 7 people from Apuk and 12 people from Aguok.
Rebels take advantage of bad roads to lay an ambush and find enough time to escape.