Bandits Kill 6 Nigerian Soldiers In Katsina

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A bloody encounter bandits has left at least six Nigerian dead.

Many others were also injured during the encounter around Faskari Marabar Maigora area Katsina State.

The bandits also took away the dead rifles and ammunition.

According to DAILY NIGERIAN the incident occurred around 8:20am on Sunday when the Nigerian troops attempted to block the bandits on crossing point into the bush.

“Unknown to the troops, the bandits had stationed men on top the trees and opened fire on the . The bandits later gained full force and faced the heavy volumes fire,” said a source familiar the incident.

The source said the were saved by Nigerian fighter jet that dispersed the bandits.

The on Sunday announced that troops of Operation Hadarin Daji had eliminated no fewer than 50 bandits at Kuriya village Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara, Defence Headquarters says.

The defence headquarters also said the troops also recovered 334 rustled livestock the bandits during the encounter.