Suspected bandits on Thursday killed nine soldiers in Zamfara state.
The soldiers were killed at Sunke village in Anka local government area of the state.
The suspects invaded the community on motorbikes and opened fire on the soldiers.
Local residents say the killing of the soldiers may not be unconnected with the killing of bandits by soldiers.
An action the locals described as a retaliation by the bandits.
Local residents narrated how the soldiers killed some of the repented bandits.
An actions that angered the suspects making them to retaliate by killing the soldiers, residents say.