Army Silent Over Killing Of 23 Nigerian Soldiers In Katsina Ambush

By 12:35 Mon, 20 Jul 2020 Comments

There is no official confirmation or reaction yet by Nigeria’s military authorities 48 hours after the massacre of some soldiers by bandits in an ambush in Katsina.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

No fewer than 23 soldiers were killed Saturday when they were ambushed by a gang of “bandits” in a remote village in Katsina state.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

According to security sources, the bandits opened fire on the soldiers who were on foot patrol in a forested part of the Jibia district in Katsina state.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“The bodies of 23 soldiers have been accounted for while some are still missing,” the sources said.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The massacre of Nigerian troops came same day that an improvised bomb exploded in a nearby village, killing at least seven persons and injuring another ten.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The AFP reported that the bandits could be working in concert with members of the Islamic State of West Africa, underscoring the worsening state of security in the country.(Wapbaze_Copyright)



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