Gunmen kill 12 soldiers in Kaduna village

Unknown gunmen have killed 12 soldiers in Kampanin Doka village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The soldiers were among a special detachment of troops sent to the village to ensure security for expatriates and others working on a new road linking Zamfara State with Kaduna through Dansadau-Dangulbi and Birnin Gwari.

An eyewitness said the gunmen attacked the soldiers’ camp between 8pm and 9pm on Tuesday night, killing three soldiers in a hole and nine others in the camp.

“We gathered that the soldiers had caught a thief in a village called Maganda in the area and were taking him back to their camp when some police personnel asked them to hand over the thief to them which the soldiers refused. The same police followed the soldiers to their camp in Kampanin Doka and again asked them to hand over the thief to them, but the soldiers still refused. Around 8pm on Tuesday, bandits attacked the soldiers’ camp and killed three soldiers in a hole and nine others in a tent in the camp.”

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The source added that the bandits, the previous day, attacked Maganda village and shot nine people.

The Nigerian Army is yet to confirm the attack.

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