Many soldiers feared killed as bandits attack military outpost in Katsina

Gunmen launched an attack Thursday afternoon on a military outpost in Marina, Safana local government of Katsina state.

The attack was carried out around 1pm yesterday, eye-witnesses told newsmen. Many soldiers were feared dead, including the unit commander, identified as Staff Sergeant Alexander.

According to reports, the soldiers were returning from military operations from nearby forests, it was learned. “Unknown to the soldiers, the bandits have ambushed them in their outpost. The bandits opened fire immediately the soldiers returned to the posts”, another villager who declined being named narrated.

“It is unfortunate because the soldiers were just returning from other operations, combing the forests for the bandits, only to be waylaid in their base,” he said.

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