Armed bandits attack military camp in Katsina, loot houses, destroy vehicles and others

A heavily armed bandit gang wielding sophisticated weapons including AK-47 rifles, has attacked a joint military camp at Nahuta village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina.


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According to Channels TV, the attack was reportedly carried out at about 11:30 pm on Sunday, January 14.

A security source from the camp disclosed the details of the incident to Channels Television on Monday.

The hoodlums destroyed vehicles and some valuables during the assault, the source confirmed.

Although no life was lost, the source explained that the personnel attached to the camp succeeded in repelling the attack even though the bandits outweighed them

He said: “The bandits outweighed us and invaded the camp where they set ablaze our vehicles and property because there was no reinforcement throughout the encounter.”

It was gathered that after the attack on the military camp, the bandits proceeded to invade Nahuta town.

They burgled shops, broke into houses, and made off with properties and domestic animals, with the value of the looted items estimated to be in millions of naira.

But as of the time of this report, security agencies are yet to make an official comment on the latest bandit attack in the North-Western state.

Katsina is one of the states in the region suffering from the activities of bandits and kidnappers.

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