Terrorists locally called bandits in the wee hours of Monday invaded a military camp in Sarkin Pawa village of Munya local council of Niger State.
The assailants, WikkiTimes learnt, came around 2:15 am attempting to breach security in the camp.
Salis M Sabo, the Spokesperson, Coalition of Shiroro Associations confirmed the incident via a statement on Monday.
“In the wee hours of today at exactly 2:15 am, terrorists in an attempt to lay ambush on our security men, invaded the military camp in Sarkin Pawa, the headquarters of Munya Local Government of Niger State.
“Unfortunately for the terrorists, the gallant soldiers were on alert even in the late hours of the night.
“The terrorists came in hundreds trying to dislodge the military base. The military engaged them in a gun duel which lasted for about 2 hours until the military called for reinforcement and successfully neutralized them.
“It took the military less than 30 minutes to arrive at Sarkin Pawa from Minna in response to the distress call for reinforcement. The energy and passion our security men are exerting recently, in the fight against terrorists in our locality, is unprecedented and has restored hope in the mind of the people.”
While there was no casualty recorded on the side of the military, the spokesman said there is a strong indication that some terrorists were gunned down, although the number is yet to be ascertained.