No fewer than 11 soldiers are feared killed by suspected terrorists in a military base at Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A source said terrorists, in their hundreds, ambushed and massacred the soldiers, and set two military Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) ablaze.
The source told Daily Post that hundreds of bandits were moving alongside rustled cows when the soldiers suspected that the cows may have been rustled, and engaged them in a fierce battle.
“The soldiers thought it was a few bandits and tried to engage them. Though the solder killed some of the bandits, the terrorists overpowered them. The terrorists do not leave their dead behind. They also burnt down two APCs,” he said.
A resident of Birnin Gwari, Isa Ahmed said that a military redeployment was sent to the area on Monday morning to evacuate the dead soldiers.
He said he counted about 11 corpses of soldiers loaded into a van for evacuation.
This attack comes barely hours after terrrorists abducted 11 persons in Angwar Maji community at Jere town in Kagarko Local Government Area of the state.
The attack occurred on Sunday night at the community located close to the Abuja-Kaduna Highway and the Kaduna- Bwari Road.
Residents said the terrorists struck barely a day after the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali, announced the deployment of additional troops to the Abuja-Kaduna Highway and surrounding communities.