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Several armed Men neutralised as Soldiers repel bandits attack on Military base

Several armed Men neutralised as Soldiers repel bandits attack on Military base

The Nigerian Soldiers successfully repelled a bandit attack on their camp in Sarkin Pawa, the headquarters of Munya local government areas in Niger state, killing scores of the bandits with several others fleeing with bullet injuries.

According to the villagers, thee bandits had stormed the soldiers’ camp in the early hours of Monday at Sarkin Pawa around 2:00 a.m. and were met by well-prepared soldiers who engaged them in a fierce gun battle that lasted more than two hours.

The latest attack on the military camp comes just three weeks after gunmen invaded a mining site in Agata Aboki, Erena, in a similar manner I Shiroro local government area, leaving 34 soldiers and eight mobile policemen dead.

Unlike the Ajata Aboki attack, which resulted in heavy casualties on the soldiers’ side, there were no casualties on the soldiers’ side in the Sarkin Pawa attack, but an unspecified number of bandits were successfully neutralized by the soldiers.


According to a community source, the soldiers’ successes were not without intelligent reports that revealed the bandits’ movement to the soldiers, adding that “the bandits were ambushed by the soldiers because they got information that the bandits were coming.”

Unlike the attack at Ajata Aboki where the soldiers suffered heavy casualties, there was no casualty on side of the soldiers in the Sarkin Pawa attack, but unspecified number of the bandits were successfully neutralized by the soldiers.

A source close to the community told our correspondent that the successes recorded by the soldiers was however not without an intelligent reports which revealed the movement of the bandits to the soldiers, adding that “the bandits were ambushed by the soldiers because they got information that the bandits were coming.

“The bandits were more than hundred that came. They parked their motorcycles in a distance and then came on foot through the bush to attack the soldiers but the soldiers had already taken position, waiting for them.

“Because of their (bandits) number, the soldiers had to call for reinforcements from Minna and they arrived in less than 40 minutes and that was why they neutralized a number of the bandits”, our source added.

Although the state government has yet to issue a statement on the latest attack, the spokesperson of the Coalition of Shiroro Association, Salis M Sabo Esq, confirmed the attack and stated that “the military engaged them in a gun duel which lasted for about 2 hours until the military called for reinforcement and successfully neutralized them.”

According to him, “it took the military less than 30 minutes to arrive Sarkin Pawa from Minna in response to the distress call for reinforcement. The energy and passion our security men displayed against terrorists was unprecedented and has restored hope in the mind of the people”, he said.

This is the fourth of such attacks the gunmen, targeting military camps on the state, having carried out similar attack in Allawa and Bassa in Shiroro local government in April 2021, leaving five soldiers and a Policeman killed.

The gunmen were also said to have carried out an attack on military camps in Zagzaga community in Munya local government area, killing the RSM and injured another.

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