Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked a military outpost in Marina, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, reportedly killing many soldiers.
The attack was said to have been carried out by the bandits around 1pm on Thursday and the number of casualties 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.”
Another resident was quoted as saying that two of the bandits were killed during the gun duel.