Fresh Confrontation with Bandits Claims Lives of Soldiers in Zamfara State

Fresh Confrontation with Bandits Claims Lives of Soldiers in Zamfara State

…By for TDPel Media. In a recent tragic incident in Zamfara State, at least seven soldiers lost their lives in a confrontation with bandits.


The attack occurred in Kangon Garacce, a community situated in the Dangulbi district of Maru Local Government Area.

The bandits’ invasion on Monday resulted in the loss of numerous lives, with scores of people being killed.

Ambushed During the Rescue Mission

Lawal Dangulbi, a resident of the Dangulbi community, recounted the harrowing events to the media.


He disclosed that the Nigerian Army responded to a distress call regarding the bandit attack on the community.

However, the troops were met with an ambush while en route to assist the villagers.

The bandits strategically positioned themselves both inside and outside the community, thwarting the military’s efforts to rescue the residents.

Tragically, seven soldiers were killed during the ambush.

High Casualties in the Community

As the confrontation unfolded, the bandits carried out a deadly assault on the community.


According to Dangulbi, the attack resulted in the deaths of at least 20 community members.

The situation has left the Dangulbi district devastated and in mourning.

Confirmation of Soldier Casualties

While the Nigerian Army authorities in Zamfara State have not yet issued an official statement, a reliable security source familiar with the incident confirmed that seven officers of the Nigerian Army lost their lives during the attack.

Zamfara and the Menace of Banditry

Zamfara State is among the regions in Northern Nigeria severely affected by banditry.

Other states facing similar challenges include Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, and Sokoto.


The bandits have not only carried out attacks but have also engaged in large-scale abductions for ransom in the North-West and Central Nigeria.

These criminals establish camps hidden within vast forests, expanding their reign of terror across the region.

Continued Violence Despite Countermeasures

Despite concerted efforts by security agencies and state governments, the gunmen continue to wreak havoc, leading to loss of lives and property.

The relentless attacks highlight the ongoing security challenges in the region, necessitating further measures to address the menace and protect innocent lives.


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