Troops Withdrawn from Niger Following Lethal Ambush

The Nigerian Army has withdrawn its troops from communities in Niger State following a recent deadly ambush by terrorists that resulted in the deaths of six military personnel. This withdrawal comes after two officers and four soldiers were killed in an ambush in the Allawa community in the Shiroro Local Government Area of the state.

Following the withdrawal of soldiers on Thursday, hundreds of residents, including women, children, and the elderly, have begun evacuating their homes and trekking several kilometers to safety. Residents expressed shock at the soldiers dismantling their tents before leaving and called on the Niger State Government to intervene to prevent further attacks by the bandits.

The withdrawal of troops comes after a military vehicle hit a landmine on the Allawa-Pandogari Road, resulting in casualties among soldiers. This incident occurred less than a week after another ambush in which eight individuals, including military personnel, vigilantes, and a hunter, lost their lives in various communities. Residents are now concerned about their vulnerability to attacks without military presence and are appealing for urgent government intervention to address the escalating insecurity in the state.

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