Bandits attack military base in Katsina; Many security personnel were reportedly injured, and two patrol vehicles were set on fire by the militants.
In Katsina State, suspected bandits allegedly laid siege on a military base, killing one soldier and one NSCDC Operative in the process.
According to reports, many more people were Injured during the ambush.
During the attack on the Forward Operating Military Base in Shimfida, Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, suspected bandits killed one soldier and an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
According to eyewitnesses, the attack occurred around 11 p.m. on Wednesday.
SaharaReporters revealed in a news report that the attackers injured a number of security personnel and set fire on two patrol vehicles.
They also took a gun truck, five Ak47 rifles, and other ammunition, according to a source.
Despite being President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state, Katsina has seen intermittent attacks by bandits and kidnappers that have taken the lives of numerous people.
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Late last year, the Katsina State House of Assembly demanded that bandits be declared terrorists by the federal and state governments.
The call came after a Security Committee presented a report on bandit attacks on civilians.
Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar (APC-Dutsinma), the committee’s chairman, said the call was part of the committee’s recommendations on how to end the terror reigns of the bandits.
The declaration of bandits as terrorists, according to Abubakar, would enable the military, police, and other security agencies the authority to deal with them appropriately.
In the last five months, gunmen are said to have killed around 700 individuals in the state’s Jibia, Kankara, Dutsinma, Musawa, Danmusa, and Safana local government areas.
While Buhari was visiting Kankara on December 11, 2020, several bandits abducted 344 pupils from Government Science Secondary School. A week later, they were released.
On the same day, 84 Hizburrahim Islamiyya students in Mahuta hamlet, in the state’s Dandume Local Government Area, were kidnapped but recovered shortly thereafter.
Source: Sahara Repoters.