A military officers declared missing on Wednesday after an attack by bandits on a military camp in Zazzaga community in Munya Local Government Area of Niger State has been found dead.
The regimental sergeant major was found in a bush close to the military camp on Friday afternoon by a search team.
The youths in the community, alongside army had been searching for the missing officer since the attack on Wednesday.
Recall that bandits reported to be about 60 in number invaded a military camp in Zagzaga.
The bandits engaged the soldiers in a gun battle for about two hours which led to many injuries on the part of the bandits and as at that time no soldier was said to have been killed but the RSM was declared missing.
The Youths of the area alerted the Artillery Brigade in Minna when the body was discovered.
The Artillery Brigade has evacuated the body.
The Army is yet to release a statement about the attack on the camp.
Meanwhile, the army authority had shut down the camp following the attack while majority of the army are currently in Sarkin Pawa which is the headquarters of Munya local government area.