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Soldier, 2 policemen, 9 air-force personnel killed in gun duel



No fewer than twelve military officers have been killed by an attack on military base in Zamfara on Saturday.

Congress report that Islamic fighters had attacked a military base at Mutumji, Dansadau, about 80 kilometres south of the capital, Gusau, at about 10:30 a.m.

Among the 12 fatalities were nine Nigerian Air Force officers, two police officers, and one Nigerian Army soldier.

An anonymous source said the slain bodies were evacuated to Yerima Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau and the three wounded have been receiving treatments at a brigade medical facility.

The invaders allegedly seized weapons from the killed service members and set ablaze other equipment in the facility.

There was no official statement from the Nigerian Army or any security agencies at press time.

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