A regimental sergeant major declared missing by the army after bandits attacked a military camp in Zagzaga community, Munya Local Government Area of Niger State on Wednesday, has been found dead.
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Daily Trust reports that his bloated body was found in a bush close to the military camp by a search team on Friday afternoon.
According to the newspaper, army and community youth volunteers had been searching for him since the attack on Wednesday.
Bandits said to be numbering about 60 had on Wednesday morning, invaded the military camp.
The bandits were said to have engaged the soldiers in a gun battle for about two hours, which led to many injuries on the part of the bandits.
As at the time, no soldier was reported killed, but the RSM was declared missing.
Youths in the area reportedly alerted the Artillery Brigade in Minna when the body was discovered.
The artillery brigade has evacuated the body.
The army is yet to make any statement about the attack on the camp.
Meanwhile, the army has shut down the camp following the attack, while majority of the soldiers are currently in Sarkin Pawa, headquarters of Munya local government area.