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BREAKING: Bandits Break Into Military Camp In Niger State

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked a military camp in Zazzaga community, Munya Local Government Area of Niger State.

It was gathered that the armed bandits burnt down some vehicles.

The bandits engaged soldiers on the ground in a gun battle that lasted two hours.

A source said the bandits recorded heavy casualties but Daily Trust cannot independently verify this claim.

It was gathered that no Soldier was killed in this latest attack, a soldier said to be the RSM of the camp, has been declared missing.

The bandits stormed Zagzaga community at about 4:00am and shared themselves into three groups.

While one group made their way straight to the Military Camp located at the Junior Secondary School, about 500 meters from the town, the second group laid ambush on the major road leading to the community.

The third group, according to our source, made their way to the community to prevent any reinforcements from the vigilantes and the youths.

The source also said that after about two hours of gun exchange from 4:00am to 6:00am, the soldiers ran out of ammunition and made a retreat.

After the soldiers beat a retreat, the bandits stormed the camp, set military vehicles on fire and went away with another while they also burnt the food store in the camp.

It may be recalled that Naija News had earlier reported that armed men invaded Greenfield University located along the Kaduna-Abuja highway around 10.30 pm on Tuesday, shot a security guard, and escaped with an unknown number of students.

The Kaduna State government later confirmed gunmen’s attack on Greenfield University, a private institution of higher learning located in the state.

The statement by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed that a staff of the school identified as Paul Ude Okafor was killed during the attack but the number of students kidnapped by the gunmen is yet to be established.

Mr. Aruwan in a statement on Wednesday about the incident disclosed that troops of Operation Thunder Strike, OPTS, and other security operatives were promptly dispatched to the school after a distress call was received.