They were neutralized together with about 40 of their foot soldiers at an abandoned warehouse in Kurebe, a popular community in Shiroro Local Government Area.
Recall that The Eagle Online had earlier reported the death of 37 Soldiers and seven Mobile Policemen in Wednesday’s attack.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday.
The Northern Zonal Organising Secretary of the union, Eyurentosanren Godwin, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday that many of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were taking shelter in Day Secondary School, Shiroro and Day Secondary School, Zumba.
This was just as it called on the government to establish a military base at Shiroro and Kaima communities in Niger State.
Gunmen, suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province, have again attacked Gurmana, old Gurmana and Ashirika communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
The senate also urged the Federal Government to provide equipment and forest guards at the Kamuku National Park to improve operations of the premises.
The National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday distributed food items to about 172 households displaced by flood in Niger.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria has apologized to the people of Maiduguri, Damboa, Biu and the environs in Borno State, North Eastern Nigeria for the power outage being experienced there since mid-July, 2014.