One soldier and an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were said to have been shot dead by bandits who attacked a military base in Shinfida community, Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The bandits were said to have stormed the base by 10pm Tuesday night shooting sporadically.
They reportedly burnt down two patrol vehicles and used another patrol vehicle to convey food items from neighbouring villages during the attack.
The NSCDC spokesman in the state, DSC Muhammad Abdara confirmed the attack as well as the casualties.
The officers who were shot reportedly died instantly while those with gun wounds are receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital in the state.
The source was quoted to have said: “The terrorists attacked the military base located within Government Day Secondary School Shinfida last Tuesday. They killed one soldier and one NSCDC officer on the spot and left many others injured.
“They attacked the military base on their motorcycles. Despite the efforts of the military personnel, the terrorists killed the two victims and set ablaze two patrol vehicles and drove away one with food items stolen from neighbouring villages.”
Security officers killed in Jibia Katsina bandits’ attack