Armed bandits have reportedly attacked a military outpost in Marina, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Daily Trust reports that the attack occurred on Thursday around 1:00pm, resulting in casualties.
However, the newspaper said the casualty figure is not known.
The soldiers were said to be returning from an operation in a nearby forest when they were ambushed.
“Unknown to the soldiers, the bandits had laid ambush in their outpost. The bandits opened fire immediately the soldiers returned to the posts,” the publication quoted a resident as saying.
“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.