A few bandits have been reportedly killed, as some are neutralized, seriously wounded just at the end of the several hours of sporadically terrible shootings between them and the operatives of the Nigerian Army.
The escaping bandits from the ongoing military operation in Zamfara and Katsina States were said to have met their Doom, just on running into the soldiers at Maganda village, near Allawa in the Shiroro Local Government Area.
Bandits said to be escaping through the terrible Allawa forests met the military camp stationed in that area and as well entered into a gun duel with them.
A soldier was reported to have disappeared at the end of the gun duel.
A reasonable number of the bandits were also reported dead while others flee the scene into the forests and with bullet injuries.
Soldiers trooped almost immediately into the forest, combed everywhere in order to get the escaped bandits tracked, arrested.
Not less than six Machine guns and an undisclosed number of AK-47 rifles, including heavily loaded bags of ammunition were recovered from the armed bandits.
A source at Allawa community said:
“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.”
Bandits earlier in April besieged the Military Base in Alawa, killed five soldiers, including a mobile policeman.
The Military camp was razed to nothing by the armed bandits. They were suspected to have invaded the well fortified base of the military around 3:00am, just when the soldiers got to their base.
On the successful invasion of the military base, they headed for the community where they terminated 7 lives and abducted many.