At least 16 soldiers were killed while 28 others were injured on Saturday, 18th July, 2020 in Kastina by suspected terrorists.
According to the news, the soldiers from Special Army Super Camp 4 were attacked by the armed bandits in Shimfida, Jibia Local Government Area, Kastina state at about 6:13pm on Saturday,18th July,2020. The bandits ambushed the soldiers while they were matching on foot and opened fire on them killing sixteen if them immediately. Those that sustained injury during the attack were taken to hospital for treatment.
It was gathered that a major, a captain and a lieutenant were killed in the attack. The state’s Army spokesperson, Sagir Musa is yet to speak on the incident. This was after the defence headquarters reported the killing of 46 bandits few days ago.
Meanwhile, the soldiers fought back the bandits and killed about 12 of them.
Also, presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu said that a planning team has been sent to the state.
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