Tension in Northern State as Fearless Bandits Attack Military Camp, set Vehicles Ablaze

Tension in Northern State as Fearless Bandits Attack Military Camp, set Vehicles Ablaze

- Zazzaga community, Munya local government area of Niger state was invaded by armed bandits

- The suspects who came in in groups attacked a military camp and razing down vehicles

- The police is, however, yet to confirm the development or give any statement on any casualties recorded

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Suspected bandits who were heavily armed staged a fresh attack in Zazzaga community, Munya local government area of Niger state.

The Cable reports that the attack occurred on Wednesday, April 21, around 4 am, citing a police officer who preferred not to be named as its source.

The news media added that the gunmen who came in groups attacked a military camp located near a junior secondary school in the area.

Tension in Northern State as Fearless Bandits Attack Military Camp, set Vehicles Ablaze
A military camp in Niger state was on Wednesday, April 21, attacked by suspected bandits. Photo credit: @GovAbuBello
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They came into Zazzaga shooting sporadically while another group laid ambush on the major road that leads to the community.

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The third group of bandits surrounded the community, preventing youths and vigilantes from reaching out for reinforcement.

The suspected bandits also set military vehicles, camp food store on fire, TVC News reports. Fortunately, no soldier was reported to have died during the attack.

Recall that back in 2020, the Nigerian Army established a “Super Camp” in Kotonkoro in Mariga local government area of Niger to tackle kidnapping, cattle rustling, and banditry in the area.

According to a statement by the SSG’s information officer, Lawal Tanko, the brigade commander said the establishment of the camp was to create military presence in the locality.

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Meanwhile, Boko Haram insurgents staged a fresh attack in Damasak, the headquarters of the Mobbar local government area of Borno state, killing at least 10 people.

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The chairman of the local government, Mustapha Bako Kolo, confirmed the attack occurred on Tuesday night, April 13.

An unspecified number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were also injured during the attack.

In a related development, heavily armed gunmen kidnapped about 15 passengers along the Tsakskiya-Ummadau road in Safana local government area of Katsina state.

The passengers were travelling in a commercial vehicle with registration number KZR 345ZT, when they were ambushed by the bandits on Sunday, April 11.

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