Some unknown gunmen have killed nine soldiers in Sunke village in Anka local government area of Zamfara state.
The gunmen, who rode on motorbike, reportedly stormed the village on Thursday and opened fire on the soldiers who were station in the village.
Residents claim the killing might be in retaliation for the recent killing of some bandits in the village by some soldiers.
“Soldiers killed some of the repentant bandits and they vowed to avenge the attacks. The repentant bandits mobilized their men and raided the army formation in the village,” a resident who spoke on condition of anonymity said.