Reports say unknown gunmen have attacked a military base in Zamfara State killing 12 security operatives, stole weapons and also set houses on ablaze.

It added that it is not clear who carried out the Saturday attack in
Mutumji, however the Army is engaged in operations against bandits
who are accused for a series of mass kidnappings.

It would be recalled that Telecommunications had been cut in Zamfara
and in parts of neighbouring State Katsina in an effort to disrupt bandit
communications about army movements during the operations.

The base in Mutumji, Dansadau district, about 80 kilometres from the
state capital Gusau, is a key site for logistics and reconnaissance in the
army’s fight against bandits in the area.