Unknown Number Os Soldiers Killed In Doburu Forest In Zurmi LG Of Zamfara State
Many Soldiers have reportedly been killed by Suspected bandits at a forest in Doburu, Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state, a military source disclosed.
This is as the state governor,Abdulaziz Yari yesterday expressed support for the call on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the state, Naija News reports.
According to the Military source, many of his colleagues sustained injuries in the incident.
He said some of the injured persons are currently receiving treatment at Zurmi General Hospital.
The source said the officer who led troops into the forest was captured by bandits.
“We ran into an ambush in the forest today. The bandits opened fire on us and we responded but they surrounded us from different directions,” he said.
“They had bombs and sophisticated weapons.”
Sani Usman, army spokesman, promised to get back to The Cable when he was contacted on Saturday night.
Naija News reports that Zamfara State has recently been the centre of bandits attack, leaving scores of people killed and thousands displaced.
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