Terrorists have raided Kaduna military base at Pole Wire in Birnin-Gwari. The confrontation ensued a fierce gun battle, which lasted for hours.
According to eye-witnesses in Birnin-Gwari, the raid started when the heavily numbered terrorists visited the area on motorbikes, wielding dangerous weapons including Rocket Propelled Guns (RPGs).
Geeky Nigeria gathered from sources that terrorists were moving from Niger State to Zamfara State, through their usual route in the Birnin-Gwari area.
A source revealed that over 40 soldiers were gruesomely wounded and brought in to the 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, from where 17 of them were confirmed dead.
In confirmation of the raid, the chairman of the Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressive Union, Ishaq Usman Kasai, said that they lost some vigilantes during the attack.
“The terrorists suspected to be members of the Ansaru, where believed to be coming from Niger State, when they attacked the military base.
“We had to run and seek refuge elsewhere. Most of the residents slept outside Birnin Gwari town,” he said.
“Normalcy had just returned today (Tuesday) around 10a.m. The Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road is the most dangerous road,” he said.