Soldiers feared killed as bandits attack Katsina military base

Soldiers feared killed as bandits attack Katsina military base
Charles Nwoke, Katsina, Nigeria
March 5, 2021 

A good number of soldiers are feared killed following an attack on a military base in Katsina State by the rampaging bandits in the Northern part of Nigeria.

According to reports, bandits stormed an outpost in Marina, Safana Local Government Area Council on Thursday.

The troops were reportedly returning from an operation when they ran into an ambush laid against them by the hoodlums.

The bandits took advantage of the soldiers’ ignorance of their presence, as they hid near the base and opened fire from different directions on the officers.

Halilu Sububu, a bandit leader, who spoke with Zamfara State delegates led by an Islamic cleric, Gumi, during the kidnap of the schoolgirls, listed Katsina as one of the states gangs terrorize. Others are Zamfara, Niger, Kaduna and Sokoto.

Sububu linked the continuous killings and abductions to a breach of contract and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to personally visit them for a dialogue.

“It (agreement) has been breached. An agreement was reached but you left that person in a forest with a gun and nothing to substitute.

“All the promises made to us, none of it was fulfilled. The President should personally come and preside over the talks.

“When was campaigning, he traveled all over, why would he not do it now? He does not take these peace talks seriously, and everyday people are being killed,” said Sububu.