Bandits Attack Military Base in Kaduna, Kill 10 Soldiers


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Not less than 10 soldiers have been killed and some others injured in an attack by  bandits on a military base in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

According to report by Channels Television, the attack occurred at about 6:30pm on Monday. However, the military authorities are yet to comment on the incident.

Channels TV claims that a  security source within the Birnin-Gwari  had said on Tuesday that “the soldiers were attacked at an Army Forward Operational Base located around the Polwire area close to Mikati Farm along the Kaduna- Birnin Gwari Road.”

The source explained that the soldiers were taken unexpectedly by the terrorists who stormed the base in large numbers on motorcycles with sophisticated weapons and immediately opened fire on the soldiers.

The bandits over powered the soldiers, killing about 10 soldiers, and also  destroyed a patrol vehicle.

The Monday’s attack is one of number of series of attacks in Kaduna by bandits in recent days. The bandits also attacked and abducted 11 persons at  Angwar Maji community at Jere town in Kagarko Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.

Residents said the terrorists struck barely a day after the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali, announced that Kaduna-Abuja road is safe and that the force has deployed additional troops to the Abuja-Kaduna Highway and surrounding communities.

Birnin-Gwari is one of the hotspots of banditry in Kaduna, where many people were killed, thousands were kidnapped, and socioeconomic activities were disrupted in the past five years.

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