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Terrorists Destroy, Loot Equipment After Overwhelming Military Base In Northwest Nigeria

A terror group in Zamfara, the epicentre of the violence in Northwestern Nigeria, attacked the military FOB on Sept. 11.

Several lethal and non-lethal equipment was destroyed and looted after a terror group overwhelmed a Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Dansadau axis of Zamfara State, Northwestern Nigeria. 

The incident on Saturday, Sept. 11, led to the death of 12 soldiers consisting of nine Air Force personnel, one Army, and two police officers while three soldiers from the Air Force and Army were injured during the raid on the FOB in Mutumji area of Dansadau. 

HumAngle understands that five gun trucks and patrol vehicles belonging to the Air Force and Police were burnt during the encounter and some weapons including one  12.7mm calibre Browning Machine Gun, one 7.62mm PK belt-fed general-purpose machine gun were looted. 

The incident comes on the heels of an initiative by the military and state governments to cut off logistics supplies to terror groups and targeting of their positions. 

The Nigerian military is conducting multi-services security operations in the Northwest against groups terrorising communities and commuters. 


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Murtala Abdullahi

Abdullahi Murtala is a researcher and reporter. His expertise is in conflict reporting, climate and environmental justice, and charting the security trends in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. He founded the Goro Initiative and contributes to dialogues, publications and think-tanks that report on climate change and human security. He tweets via @murtalaibin

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