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Soldiers feared killed in bandits’ attack on Katsina military base

A number of soldiers are feared dead after an attack on a military base in Katsina State. Bandits stormed an outpost in Marina, Safana Local...


A number of soldiers are feared dead after an attack on a military base in Katsina State.

Bandits stormed an outpost in Marina, Safana Local Government Area on Thursday.

The troops, according to reports, were returning from an operation when they moved into an ambush.

The bandits caught the soldiers unaware; they hid near the base and opened fire from different directions.

Halilu Sububu, a bandit leader, listed Katsina as one of the states gangs terrorize. Others are Zamfara, Niger, Kaduna and Sokoto.

Sububu linked attacks to a breach of agreement and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to personally visit them for a chat.

“It (agreement) has been breached. An agreement was reached but you left that person in a forest with a gun and nothing to substitute.

“All the promises made to us, none of it was fulfilled. The President should personally come and preside over the talks.

“When was campaigning, he traveled all over, why would he not do it now? He does not take these peace talks seriously, and everyday people are being killed”, Sububu said.