Gunmen suspected to be bandit terrorists have attacked a joint military base code named ‘Burkusuma camp’ in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state.
The attack which claimed about 15 lives allegedly took place in the early hours of last Friday.
It was gathered that the joint military base was located at Dama village of Sabon Birni local government.
“The bandits whom came in large number, surrounded the camp and started firing from different directions,” a source told Vanguard.
Also confirming the attack, a former chairman of Sabon Birni, Idris Muhammad Gobir, said many security operatives in the camp were still missing.
He stated that the terrorists burnt down two patrol vehicles and carted away another one which was used to convey food items stolen from the villagers.
Though mobile networks have been shut down in the area, Danchadi said that, they received a report about the attack from a resident of the area who was using Nigerien network.
“But I will still contact him for more updates and get back to you,” he assured.
A personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps who does not want his name mentioned,said three of their operatives were killed by the bandits.
“As I am talking to you, we are at the morgue to claim and recover their corpses for burial,” he said
It was learnt that, the bandits attacked Katsira village, killing four persons and abducting three others.
The Commissioner for Carriers and Security Matters, Colonel Garba Moyi (rtd) who confirmed the attack on the military base, said that he was not sure of the number of death.