At least, 10 soldiers have been killed and some others injured in an attack by bandits proscribed as terrorists on a military base in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. on Monday.
According to a witness, the soldiers, who were few in number, were taken unaware by the terrorists who stormed the base in large numbers on motorcycles with sophisticated weapons and immediately opened fire on the soldiers.
He explained that the bandits monitored the movement of the soldiers and when some of them went out to the headquarters of the Forward Operational Base located inside Birnin-Gwari town, they immediately launched an attack on the few soldiers at the FOB extension.
The superior firepower of the bandits led to the death of about 10 soldiers, while a patrol vehicle was also destroyed during the attack.
The military authorities are, however, yet to confirm the attack.