Insurgents Shot Dead Soldiers In Zamfara Forest

By Talatu Bala

Suspected bandits have killed an unspecified number of soldiers at a forest in Doburu, Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state.

A military source disclosed this to TheCable on Saturday, saying many of his colleagues sustained injuries in the incident.

He said some of the injured persons are currently receiving treatment at Zurmi General Hospital.

The source said the officer who led troops into the forest was captured by bandits.

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“We ran into an ambush in the forest today. The bandits opened fire on us and we responded but they surrounded us from different directions,” he said.

“They had bombs and sophisticated weapons.”

Army Spokesman, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, promised to get back to TheCable when he was contacted on Saturday night.