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Bandits captured military base; kill 12 officers, seize weapons in Zamfara

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Security breaches across the country keeping getting out of control amid efforts by Nigerian forces. A gathered reported said rampaging gunmen believed to be Armed bandits have raid yet a Nigerian military base in Zamfara State.

The bandits’ attacked, based on military source to Peoples Gazette, an operating base located in Mutumji, Dansadau, around 10:30 early Saturday about 80 kilometers south of the capital Gusau.

Men of the military confirmed at the spot twelve (12) dead persons involving, nine of the Air Force officers, the Police lost two and the army one. the source could not confirm the level of fire on the side soldiers to prevent being evicted by the raiders.

The casualties were immediately evacuated to Yerima Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau and three others who sustained wounds are receiving medical attention at a brigade medical facility, officials disclosed.

Further report noted the invaders cart away with weapons of the slain service members and lit up vehicles including equipment in the facility.

The total number of security men deployed to the base was not ascertained at time of report. The security base has served as an essential operation point for logistics and reconnaissance efforts to fish out bandits within the eastern flank of Zamfara and western Katsina.

Both authorities of the army and Airforce could not be reached after separate requests were sent for comments on the developing news.

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