Bandits on Wednesday burned down a military base in the Zazzaga community, Munya Local Government Area of Niger State.
According to reports, a civilian identified as Jacob Auta was killed during the attack while military vehicles were also razed.
Witnesses said gunmen numbering about one hundred rode to the area on motorcycles at about 4:00 pm and started shooting sporadically at the camp.
The Nigerian soldiers were said to have been able to repel the attack as they engaged in a gun battle with the bandits.
“Some of their men were killed by the military, but they packed them and left them in one of the military vehicles,” a youth leader in the area, Usman Babangida told Channels Television.