According to Daily Trust, some militants who were chased from Katsina unknowingly broke into the military base in Zamfara State.
The report said that a long battle between the gangs and the soldiers took place in Maganda village One soldier went missing while several gunmen were killed, others escaped into the woods with gunshot wounds.
Another report stated that, gunmen who tried to escape from a military base in Zamfara and Katsina have seized their weapons from military officers in Maganda village, Shiroro Local Government Area, Niger State.
The criminals, who tried to escape through the famous forest of Allawa in their hundreds, stormed a military base, where they fought for hours. The Punch newspaper reported that during the rescue operation one soldier went missing after completing an exchange of fire.
What was the result of the gunmen? Reports indicated that the soldiers killed several gunmen while others escaped into the bush with gunshot wounds in their tracks. According to a resident who live close to the
In addition the army did not allow those who fled with gunfire, where they invaded the forest to search for them. The army also recovered weapons including six assault rifles, several AK- 47 assault rifles and ammunition.
Another eye witness, Umaru Bawa, ascertained the attack, saying: ” The bandits pursued people like chickens and shot them dead as they ran into the bush” .
Mohammed Shehu, state police spokesman, said his detectives would arrest and bring the perpetrator to justice.
Did the gunmen attack the soldiers? A man from the Alawa area said: ” Honestly the corpses we saw were black, they all had long hair like those of women and did not look like Nigerians. ”
” They did not know the location, why they told the camp. For all intents and purposes they did not know that the military base had entered. ”
However, in April, gunmen also stormed a military base in Alawa, killing at least five officers and setting the area on fire.