More than 13 soldiers have been killed by bandits in Zuru Emirate of Kebbi State, northwest Nigeria.
Society gazette reports that the incident on Tuesday follows Sunday evening’s bloodbath in the same area where the terrorists killed 63 members of the volunteer security group popularly known as Yan-Sa-Kai.
Details of this attack on soldiers is still sketchy, but this newspaper scooped that the bandits were fleeing from military airstrikes in neighbouring Niger State.
At least 63 vigilantes from five communities of Kebbi State were confirmed dead after bandits ambushed them Sunday evening.
Traditional rulers of two of the affected communities told BBC Hausa that the vigilantes were ambushed while chasing the bandits who had attacked the communities.
But additional sources from Sakaba Local Government Area of the state said the number of casualties was higher.
Remains of the victims who were killed in the wee hours of Monday have since been buried amid tears and condemnation.