Bandits Attack Katsina Military Base, Gun Down Soldiers, and NSCDC Operatives
NewsReport gathered that when bandits raided a military base in Shinfida hamlet, Jibia Local Government Area, Katsina State, at least one soldier and an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were slain.
An eyewitness reports that the bandits began shooting sporadically as soon as they seized the military barracks.
According to the source, the robbers, who stormed the camp about 10 p.m. on Tuesday, also burned down two patrol vehicles and drove away another, which they used to transport food seized from the nearby communities.
The fatalities died instantaneously, while those who were injured were being treated at an unidentified facility in the state according to the source.
“The terrorists attacked the military base located within Government Day Secondary School Shinfida last Tuesday. They killed one soldier and one NSCDC officer on the spot and left many others injured.
“They attacked the military base on their motorcycles. Despite the efforts of the military personnel, the terrorists killed the two victims and set ablaze two patrol vehicles, and drove away one with food items stolen from neighboring villages,” the source said.
The terrorists had in September 2021, ambushed troops of the Special Army Super Camp 4. Three military officers were killed while many others sustained injuries in the attack.
While the NSCDC confirmed the incident via its Public Relations Officer, DSC Muhammad Abdara, the Nigerian Army could not be reached for comments.