Armed Bandits Overrun Nigerian Military Base In Zamfara, Kill 12 Officers, Seize Weapons

Armed Bandis Overrun Nigerian Military Base In Zamfara, Kill 12 Officers, Seize Weapons
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Armed bandits have reportedly overrun a Nigerian military base in Zamfara leaving 12 officers dead.

The bandits struck a forward operating base in Mutumji, Dansadau, about 80 kilometers south of the capital Gusau, at about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, The Gazette learned from military sources.

Officials immediately confirmed 12 fatalities, comprising nine Nigerian Air Force officers, two police officers and one Nigerian Army soldier.
All slain personnel was evacuated to Yerima Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau and the three wounded have been receiving treatments at a brigade medical facility, officials said.

The attackers also seized weapons from the killed service members and set ablaze other equipment in the facility.

The base has served as a crucial point operation for logistics and reconnaissance efforts to rout out bandits operating between the eastern flank of Zamfara and western Katsina

 


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