Terrorists have reportedly attacked a military base in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing at least 10 soldiers and injuring many others in the attack.
According to reports, the soldiers were attacked at an Army Forward Operational Base located around the Polwire area close to Mikati Farm along the Kaduna- Birnin Gwari Road.
Locals in the area who spoke to newsmen explained that 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.
According to the source, 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 gunmen were also said to have carted away several weapons from the troops.
The wounded soldiers have been evacuated to Birnin Gwari General Hospital and 271 Nigerian Airforce Medical Center while victims have been evacuated to the 44 Nigerian Armyeee.
Meanwhile, the military authorities have yet to confirm the attack at the time of filing this report.
Birnin-Gwari is one of the hotspots of banditry in Kaduna, where many people have been killed, thousands kidnapped, and socioeconomic activities were disrupted in the past five years.