Suspected bandits have reportedly launched an ambush on troops currently launching an onslaught against banditry in Zamfara State, killing 18 personnel, in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.
The recent suspension of telecommunications operations in parts of the State may be aiding this attack according to sources.
Sources say the bodies of the military personnel have been deposited at the Yarima Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital.
The troops are ridding the bandits out of their hideouts in the state, as many of them have met their waterloo.
This Development is yet to be confirmed By the Nigerian military
Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State has come under attacks recently, due to the counter- banditry activities and the shutdown of telecom services and the bombardment by land and air in the state.