Gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked a military outpost in Marina, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina state.
Katsina is the home state of incumbent Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Daily Trust, the attack was carried out on Thursday 4th March, 2020 by bandits around 1pm and the number of casaulties recorded is still not clear.
The soldiers were said to be returning from an operation in a nearby forest when they were ambushed. A resident of the area told the news outlet;
“Unknown to the soldiers, the bandits had laid ambush in their outpost. The bandits opened fire immediately the soldiers returned to the posts.
“It is unfortunate because the soldiers were just returning from another operation, where they made tremendous success, combing the forests for the bandits, only to be waylaid in their base.”
Another resident said two of the bandits were killed during the gun duel.