Less than 24 hours after bandits launched an attack on a military camp in Zagzaga community in Munya local government area of Niger state, the Nigerian Army has shut down its camp and evacuated its soldiers from the community.
The army, supported by the youths in the community, has equally begun a search for one missing soldier after the attack.
On Wednesday morning, about 60 bandits invaded a military camp in the said community and engaged soldiers in a gun battle, even as some of the bandits were said to have been seriously injured.
None of the soldiers was injured in the attack.
A source close to the community said that few hours after the soldiers moved out of the community in what the secretary to the state government, alhaji ibrahim matene, said was a “tactical withdrawal”, the bandits had launched coordinated attacks on some communities in the area.