Some suspected gunmen allegedly killed five military soldiers along Zamfara state border with Katsina state on Wednesday.
The incident took place few meters away from Wanzamai before Kucheri town, all in Zamfara state.
Katsina Post an online news medium reported that, the military attempted to repel the bandits from attacking the communities around Wanzamai after hearing the sound of gunshots before the bandits ambushed them.
The online medium quoted a traveler saying “I was returning from Abuja along Yankara Zamfara state border town with Katsina between 2:00-3:00pm today Wednesday when we met the Zaria-Gusau highway locked up by the security agencies along Kucheri, but later we realized that, it was some bandits that ambushed a military vehicle and killed all the five soldiers inside”.
The traveller added, “because there is no GSM network, the soldiers might have been on special patrol when the bandits laid ambush, killed them and carted away their entire weapons”.
A humanitarian worker based in Zamfara Maryam Gatawa who was also travelling along the road same time when the incident happens posted in her Facebook page that, ” it was Allah’s protection that made us to spent about (30) minutes in Funtua to pray and buy some food items to eat we would have fall in the hand of bandits who conducted operation between Kucheri and Wanzamai”.
“As we arrived Wanzamai they have already abducted many people, they have exchanged fire with the army operatives and along the line they killed six (6) soldiers”
She added, “the villagers both male and females in Wanzamai were running for their lives, and they were carrying heavy loads with children crying unabated.
“This is third time I was experiencing this kind of sad incident all along Kucheri village”.
Zamfara police spokes person could not be reached for comment and no official statement was released from the military as at the time of filing this report.