Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed many soldiers and abducted over 10 persons in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
It was gathered that the bandits attacked Allawa, Manta, Gurmana, Bassa and Kokki in Shiroro council where they also stole seven motorcycles and burnt down military vehicles in the attacks which occurred on Wednesday and in the early hours of Thursday.
The bandits invaded and opened fire at Allawa which houses the camp of the Joint Security Task Force comprising of the Army, Police, Civil Defence and Vigilantes.
According to Daily Trust, an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was also killed in the attack while many security personnel sustained injuries.
Confirming the incidents, President, Shiroro Youth Movement, Mohammed Sani Idris, said the bandits attacked the communities for about five hours unchallenged.
“During the invasion, they killed one Alhaji Sale in Madalla community under Bassa ward and kidnapped four people and went away with two motorcycles”
“Also in Kokki Boddo a community under Gurmana ward, they abducted six persons and took away five motorcycles, five people were also kidnapped in Manta ward,” he said.
Source: Naija News