|This article does not cite any references or sources. (January 2014)|
King Bagas appeared during the events of the second Punic war. Upon Massinissa’s return to Africa he had to either pass through Massaesylian territory, his arch rivals, or through Mauretanian territory. Choosing the latter he was provided with a bodyguard by king Bagas of Mauretania that stayed with Massinissa until he reached the borders of his own kingdom.