11 Soldiers killed, Armoured Vehicles burnt as gunmen lay ambush for troops
No fewer than 11 soldiers have killed by gunmen suspected to be terrorists along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway in Kaduna State.
Security sources disclosed that terrorists, in their hundreds, ambushed and killed the Soldiers, setting two Military Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) ablaze, on Sunday.
He said the terrorists were moving several herds of cows when the solders, suspecting the cows had been rustled, engaged them.
“The Soldiers thought it was a few bandits and engaged them. Yes, they killed some of the bandits but the terrorists overpowered them. The terrorists do not leave their dead behind. They also burnt down two Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).”
Abdul Ahmed, a resident of Birnin Gwari, said that on Monday morning, a military redeployment was sent to the area to evacuate the dead soldiers.
He said he counted about 11 corpses of soldiers loaded into a van, while a viral video showed the corpses of the soldiers being displayed by the roadside.