An unspecified number of soldiers are feared killed in an attack on a military outpost in Marina, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State yesterday.
The troops, according to reports, were returning from an operation when they moved into an ambush.
The gunmen caught the soldiers unaware; they hid near the base and opened fire from different directions.
A resident of the area, who spoke under condition of anonymity, said: “Unknown to the soldiers, the bandits had laid an 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,” he said.
Attempts to confirm the incident from the military or the police authorities proved abortive.