A military outpost in Marina, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State reportedly came under attack on Thursday, March 4.
Daily Trust reported that the attack was carried out by bandits around 1 pm on Thursday and the number of casualties recorded is still not clear.
The soldiers were said to be returning from an operation in a nearby forest when they were ambushed. A resident of the area told the publication;
“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.”