Suspected bandits have killed an unknown number of soldiers at a forest in Doburu in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
According to The Cable, an online news portal, a military source who disclosed this on Saturday, said many of his colleagues sustained injuries in the incident.
He was also quoted as saying some of the injured persons were receiving treatment at Zurmi General Hospital.
The source said the officer who led troops into the forest was captured by the bandits.
“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. They had bombs and sophisticated weapons,” he said.