Top Stories

Bandits attack military base in Sokoto, kill 16 officers  

Author:
Dyepkazah Shibayan

Bandits have attacked a military base in Sokoto state and killed 16 officers of the army, police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The base of ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’ is located at Burkusuma village in Sabon Birni LGA of Sokoto and it is on the fringes of Nigeria’s border with Niger Republic.

The attack reportedly took place on Saturday about 4 am leaving nine soldiers, four police officers (Mopol) and three NSCDC officers dead.

TheCable learnt that the bandits overran the base “in very large numbers”.

Advertisement

The police officers killed by the gunmen are Luka Kabaran, Saidu Malami, Kabiru Mohammed and Majir Shave.

“It is not yet known whether their rifles were carted away by the bandits,” a situation report seen by TheCable read.

As of Sunday, a search party was still looking for officers believed to have escaped the attack and fled to Niger Republic.

Advertisement
Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies.