Bandits attack military base in Sokoto, kill many soldiers

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have invaded a joint military camp code-named ‘Burkusuma camp’ in Sabon Birni Local Government Area Sokoto State, killing many Nigerian soldiers, including three Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel.

The were said to have shot four villagers in Katsira, two whom immediately died and two others receiving treatment at the hospital.

Multiple sources said the who stormed the base in large numbers shot from different directions in the early hours last Friday.

The number people killed in the attack was unclear as of the time of filing this report.

A former chairman Sabon Birni, Idris Muhammad Gobir, explained to People’s Gazette that a resident of Burkusuma who accessed mobile telecommunications service from the Niger Republic informed them of the attack.

The attack came days after the state government shut down telecommunication networks in 14 local government areas to check banditry.

Several persons were confirmed missing. Also, two patrol vehicles were burnt, another one was commandeered by the who also stole food items from villagers.

The spokespersons for the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, had not responded at the time filing this report.