Bandits have killed no fewer than 17 soldiers and three vigilantes during an attack on a military base in Polewire, Birnin Gwari Local Government of Kaduna State.

They also injured 19 others and burnt two Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) during the attack.

A source, who confirmed the attack, said the bandits invaded the military base on Sunday evening and engaged the soldiers in a fierce battle that lasted for over two hours.

The  bandits were said to have launched the attack on motorcycles bearing AK-47 rifles with some of them armed with rocket-propelled grenades (RPG).

Source: AbdulGafar Alabelewa