Gunmen raid military base in Niger state, kill six soldiers, seven others

About 200 gunmen have raided a military base in Allawa, Shiroro LGA of Niger state, killing six soldiers and a mobile policeman.

The gunmen also burnt down the base before moving into the communities where they also killed seven people and abducted several others.

The daredevilry attacks happened on 31 March, triggering the abandonment of the community by soldiers.

Residents of Bassa, Zumba and others in Shiroro and Munya local government areas under siege by bandits, are panicky as the soldiers were said to be “on retreat”.

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