Bandits on Friday attacked a military base located at Marina, Safana Local Government Area of Kastina State.
According to an eyewitness, the attack was carried out by 1pm.
Though it is not clear on the number of casualties from both sides but we feared that a lot of soldiers were slaughtered in the attack.
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The soldiers who were returning from a successful operation in a nearby forest were ambushed by the bandits.
A resident of the area who spooke on the condition of anonymity said “Unknown to the soldiers, the bandits had laid an 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,” he said.
Another resident of the area said during the operations, two of the bandits were killed.
All efforts to confirm the incident from the military authorities proved abortive.