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Bandits allegedly storm Katsina military base, kill soldier and NSCDC officer

At least one soldier and an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have lost their lives after bandits attacked a military base in Shinfida community, Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

According to Daily Trust, an eyewitness said that the bandits invaded the camp at about 10pm on Tuesday January 18, burnt down two patrol vehicles and drove away another one which they used to convey food items stolen from the surrounding villages.

The source said the victims died instantly, while those who sustained injuries were being treated at an undisclosed hospital in the state.

“The terrorists attacked the military base located within Government Day Secondary School Shinfida last Tuesday. They killed one soldier and one NSCDC officer on the spot and left many others injured.

“They attacked the military base on their motorcycles. Despite the efforts of the military personnel, the terrorists killed the two victims and set ablaze two patrol vehicles and drove away one with food items stolen from neighbouring villages,” the source said.

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