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Fleeing bandits run into military camp in Niger community, scores killed

Fleeing bandits run into military camp in Niger community, scores killed

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Fleeing bandits run into military camp in Niger community, scores killed

By Matthew Eloyi

Bandits trying to escape the ongoing military operation in Zamfara and Katsina States met their waterloo in the hands of soldiers at Maganda village near Allawa in Shiroro Local Government Area (LGA), of Niger State on Friday.

The bandits, who were said to be escaping through the notorious Allawa Forest in their hundreds, ran into the military camp stationed at Alawa, and engaged the soldiers in a serious gun battle for several hours.

It was gathered that one soldier was reportedly missing at the end of the gun battle.

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It was also learnt that scores of the bandits were killed and several others escaped into the forest with bullets injuries.

Six machine guns and a number of AK-47 Riffles and bags of ammunitions were reportedly recovered from the bandits.

A source at Allawa community said, “In fact from the dead bodies that we saw, they look like foreigners, all of them are carrying long hair like women. They don’t have resemblance of Nigerians and they don’t know the terrain that was why they ran into the soldiers. They did not know that there is soldiers’ camp there.”

Recall that bandits had in April invaded the Military Base in Alawa, and killed five soldiers and a mobile policeman.

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