Armed Bandits were Killed in their numbers after they run into men of the Nigerian Army at Maganda village near in Shiroro LGA of Niger State.
It was gathered that the bandits were fleeing from the ongoing operation in Zamfara and Katsina States.
The bandits, who were said to be escaping through the notorious Allawa Forest in their hundreds, ran into the military camp stationed at Alawa, and engaged the soldiers in a serious gun battle for several hours.
At the end of the gun battle, one soldier was reportedly missing as scores of the bandits were neutralised and several others escaped into the forest with bullets injuries.
According to reports, the bandits who escaped with serious bullets wounds are trailed by the soldiers as the entire forest is being combed.
about six machine guns and a number of AK-47 riffles and bags of ammunitions were recovered from the bandits.
“In fact from the dead bodies that we saw, they look like foreigners, all of them are carrying long hair like women. They don’t have resemblance of Nigerians and they don’t know the terrain that was why they ran into the soldiers. They did not know that there is soldiers camp there”, a source at Allawa community said.