A military base in Zamfara State was on Saturday September 11, allegedly attacked by armed bandits.
Sources told Premium Times that at least 12 personnel were confirmed dead while three were wounded in the attack on Forward Operating Base in Mutumji, Dansadau Local Government of Zamfara State.
The publication reported that nine Air Force, two police and one Nigerian Army personnel were killed by the bandits who also carted away weapons and other equipment from the slain security personnel before setting the base ablaze.
Commenting on the attack, a source at the Defence Headquarters said;
“Operation are ongoing in that area and there is total shut down of GSM communications.
“Our troops are consolidating on successes recorded so far. Information on ongoing operations will be premature at this stage.
“Let us all join voices in ensuring out troops once and for all deal with the menace of insecurity in the Northwest and Northcentral. They need not be distracted for now.”