Bandits meet waterloo after mistakenly running into army formation

Written by on September 12, 2021

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 of Niger State.

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.

According to Reports, one soldier was missing at the end of the gun battle.

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

The bandits who escaped with serious bullets wounds are trailed by the soldiers as the entire forest is being combed.

Further Reports gathered said about six machine guns and a number of AK-47 rifles and bags of ammunition were recovered from the bandits.

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

The entire military camp was razed by the armed bandits who invaded the base about 3:00 am when soldiers had just returned to their base from an area patrol.

After the invasion of the military base, the bandits moved to the community where they killed seven people and abducted a number of villagers.

Source: Punch


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