Eleven Nigerian soldiers have reportedly been killed in an attack by suspected gunmen on a military base in Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna state.
According to reports, the gunmen who came in large numbers on motorcycles and carrying heavy weapons including rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), invaded the base at Polwire village on Monday night April 4, and engaged the troops in a fierce gun battle.
“We lost 11 men while 19 soldiers were wounded in action, after they overwhelmed the troops. They also burnt down three armoured personel carriers (APC) after they overwhelmed the troops” a military source said
The gunmen were also said to have carted away several weapons from the troops.
The wounded soldiers were evacuated to Birnin Gwari General Hospital and 271 Nigerian Airforce Medical Center while those who were killed have been evacuated to the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Kaduna (44 NARHK) in Kaduna.
The Nigerian Army is yet to react to this development.