Three soldiers have been killed in ambush carried out by bandits in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Wednesday August 24.
Daily Trust reported that the armed men ambushed the vehicle of the troops while on their way to repel attacks on Fanda-Haki, Yar Katsina and Karrakkai communities by the criminals.
The soldiers fought back and killed several bandits, and it was also learnt that the heavy gunfire from soldiers forced the assailants to retreat.
A resident Hussaini Ali told the publication;
“The soldiers were informed of the impending attack on the communities and they decided to move there to stop the attack but the moving vehicles of the soldiers suddenly came under fire by the armed criminals.
“Thursday is a market day in Bingi community but traders and buyers have decided to restrict their movements in the area for fear of the unknown. This is because the anger of these armed men might have been provoked because of the casualties they suffered too.”