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10 soldiers, 3 vigilantes killed, 19 others injured as bandits attack military base in Kaduna

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No fewer than 10 soldiers, 3 vigilantes have been killed and 19 others injured during an attack on their base by bandits in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The incident, according to sources, took place at about 6:30pm on Monday evening.

A security source, who spoke to Channels Television, said the soldiers were attacked at an Army Forward Operational Base located around the Polwire area close to Mikati Farm along the Kaduna- Birnin Gwari Road.

He noted that the soldiers were taken unaware by the terrorists who stormed the base in their numbers on motorcycles, with sophisticated weapons.

He said the bandits monitored the movement of the soldiers before they struck the base, after some of the soldiers already went out to the headquarters of the Forward Operational Base located inside Birnin-Gwari town, leaving a few men behind at the FOB extension.

Apart from the dead casualties, 1 Legion MRAP; 1 Cobra APC; 1 Styer APC; DSHK machine gun; 2 HK 21 guns; 1 GPMG; 14 AK47 rifles; 3 pump action guns; 10 motorcycles, among others, were lost or destroyed.