Scores dead as bandits attack military base in Katsina
Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Thursday, March 4 have reportedly attacked a military outpost in Marina, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.
According to Daily Trust report, the attack was perpetuated by bandits around 1pm on Thursday and the number of casaulties recorded is still not clear.
A resident of the area disclosed that the soldiers were returning from an operation in a nearby forest when they were ambushed.
“Unknown to the soldiers, the bandits had laid ambush in their outpost. The bandits opened fire immediately the soldiers returned to the posts.
“It is unfortunate because the soldiers were just returning from another operation, where they made tremendous success, combing the forests for the bandits, only to be waylaid in their base”, the resident added.
Another resident said two of the bandits were killed during the gun duel.