Bandits attack village, kill Army colonel, soldiers in Katsina

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A Nigerian Army colonel, M.Z Manu and two soldiers have been killed by bandits during an attack at Unguwar Doka Village under Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The bandits who were armed with AK-47 rifles invaded the village on Thursday night and started shooting indiscriminately. In the process, the colonel, soldiers and some civilians were killed.

Confirming the incident in a statement the acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. General Benard Onyeuko said troops of Operation Sahel Sanity responded to a distress call on September 24, 2020 that bandits attacked Unguwar Doka Village and swiftly mobilised to the area where they cleared the bandits.

During the encounter, 21 bandits were killed while others escaped with gunshot into the forest as evident by the trails of blood along the criminals’ escape route.

The soldiers rescued three kidnapped victims, including an eight-month-old baby who had been in captivity for more than 23 days and recovered one AK-47 and three motorcycles from the fleeing hoodlums.

“Regrettably, resulting from the encounter with the bandits, one gallant officer and two soldiers paid the supreme sacrifice while two other soldiers were wounded in action and are currently receiving medical treatment in a military medical facility and responding positively,” said Onyeuko.

“The fearless troops have continued to pursue the bandits into the forest and dominating the general areas with aggressive fighting patrols to deny them any respite.” he added.


  1. What a wicked villages..He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.may soul rest in peace.

  2. Again, which not more than a week that one colonel was killed and another one is killed now, Nigeria army should do something about these insurgency and bandits, their harms has become unbearable. So, sad indeed, may their souls rest in peace.

  3. Killings of Nigerians and Nigerian army is beyond explanation, what else do buhari wants from all these service chiefs, they have all exhausted their tactics, another service chiefs should take over from them and let us see the changes we are crying for. So pathetic, may Almighty God grant the family to bear the irreparable loss.

  4. Nawa o for this country sef, this everyday killings we are tired of hearing it abeg. See one of the most important works to do but they won’t do it, they just rushed and bring out Nigeria @60 Logo and again if this is happening outside the country now we will see them the next day entering their private jet telling us they want to go and settle problem or conflict between so so country and so so country flying like birds, whereas their own house is on fire. Had it been is cows that are slutterd like this they would have put a stop to it. God is watching.

  5. Insecurity is an ill wind that blows no one any good. Both the bandits were killed, military personnels killed and civilians killed. What manner of life is this, what is all this. From where did this type of life cripple into our society
    We used to be our brothers keeper living in peace but now it is kill kill, we wake up every day to hear
    The government should try all possible best to stop this arrant madness and find ways to instal peace in the country
    May the souls of the dead rest in peace and I pray God Almighty gives their families and loved ones the fortitude to bear this great loss

  6. Ooh my God, may God have mercy on us oo, why is that top top man in Nigeria army are departure us… Anyway may there souls rest in peace and give there family strength heart to beer the lost.

  7. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss, our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  8. May your souls rest in peace. Qbut I don’t understand this government at all. Nigerians now leave in fear of either bandits, kinappers, robbers or herdsmen.

  9. What a pity, loosing such man of that level is a great lost in the country.
    May his soul rest in peace?
    May God strengthen his family members.

  10. All this killing of Army I have not had that any community has been shutdown,or mass Arest in the community as a result of that..if it were in any southern State the whole community would had been on 🔥.

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