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BREAKING: Bandits Ambush, Kill Military Commander In Katsina



BREAKING: Bandits Ambush, Kill Military Commander In Katsina

Kankara local government has come under serious attacks in recent times

Katsina State– Gunmen suspected to be bandits have reportedly ambushed and killed a military commander at an army camp located in Sabon Garin Dan’Ali, in the Danmusa local government area of Katsina state.

Daily Trust reports that the incident happened Thursday evening and the corpse of the deceased, a major in the army, was deposited at a hospital in Katsina.

It was gathered that the commander, (name withheld), was ambushed at Malali village in Kankara local government area, where he was called to reinforce to repel an attack on the village.

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A source quoted saying, “As you know, Malali is along Zangon Pawwa road, and that area is completely taken over by bandits. Whenever there is an attack the security agents usually ask for reinforcement from the Maraban Dan’Ali camp, and this new commander would promptly respond.

“This time around, they asked for his reinforcement and he came using a Hilux vehicle, instead of the Amoured Personnel Carrier (APC), perhaps the APCs were not available at the time. Unfortunately his assailants waylaid his vehicle and shot him in the head.”

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A resident, who pleaded anonymity, told our reporter that while retrieving his corpse from the scene of the incident, there was serious gun duel between the bandits and the military personnel during which the officer who picked the body also sustained gunshot injury.

According to the source, “when the residents of the village alerted the security agents of the impending attack, the security personnel went and shot severally in the air without any response from the bandits, and by then the commander was on his way.

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“When the security operatives fired some shots at the direction suspected to have the bandits, they left, thinking that no one was there, but by the time the commander arrived, they targeted him and shot him.”

Kankara local government has come under serious attacks in recent times, with villages deserting communities there due to incessant banditry.

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