Bandits are ravaging different communities in Nigeria and soldiers in Niger State have become the most recent victims.

Of a truth, the security situation in Nigeria seems to be worsening by the day. Sadly, even the officials of the Nigerian Army appear to be helpless in this case.


In fact, they are also bearing the consequences of the menace which has plagued Nigeria for over a decade.

Niger State: Bandits Kills Six Nigerian Soldiers, Kidnaps Captain

Nigerians are still mourning the death of some students at the Plateau State University and now, six Nigerian soldiers have been gunned down by bandits.

The sad incident happened at Roro, Karaga and Rumace communities, Bassa Ward, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.


The soldiers were ambushed and killed on Friday night and a captain was also said to have been abducted during the incident.

Distress Call

According to reports, the soldiers had left their camps at Allawa and Erena to respond to a distress call when the armed bandits ambushed them at Roro village.

The bandits were also said to have killed a hunter and two farmers.

Also, they burnt houses, food banks and motorcycles.


Residents stated that the incident happened around 9:00 p.m. on Friday and lasted for hours.

“Six soldiers lost their lives and one volunteer hunter,” one of the residents said.


Another source, Mustapha Bassa, said the bandits, who rode on motorcycle were shooting sporadically as they moved to the communities.

All Hands On Deck

Also, the Niger State’s Commissioner for Homeland Security, Brigadier-General Bello Abdullahi Mohammed, confirmed the incident.

According to the commissioner, the Niger state government is doing its best to bring the bandits to book.

He said: “All hands are on deck to bring the perpetrators to face the law.

“Government, on her own, is doing everything possible to end the insecurity issues.

“Additionally, the government will stand by the bereaved and share their grief as well as support them, now and in the long term”.

Also Read: Days After Abducting 61 Persons, Bandits Kidnap 14 In Fresh Kaduna Attack

This sad incident comes a month after at least 17 senior military officers, including 13 soldiers, two majors and one captain, from the 181 Amphibious Battalion were killed in Okuama community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

The slain sliders and army officers were deployed on a peace-keeping mission to quell a community clash in the areas.


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