22 August 2016
Troops of 33 Brigade, Nigerian Army, have killed 3 armed kidnappers and destroyed their camps in Bauchi State.
This is contained in a statement issued by Col. Sani Usman, the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
“Troops of 33 Brigade, Nigerian Army, based on incessant cases of armed robberies and kidnappings in some parts of Bauchi State, have embarked on fighting patrols to clear the state of such criminal elements.
“It is in this regards they carried out a fighting patrol on Sunday August 21, 2016, at Dutsen Mairama and around Dogon Ruwa settlement within Lame/Burra forest of Toro and Ningi local government areas of Bauchi State.
“During the encounter, three armed kidnappers were killed and their camps were destroyed.
“The troops also recovered arms and ammunition including empty shells,’’ Usman said.
He said the troops would continue to carry out such clearance operations in all known hideouts of kidnappers and bandits within Bauchi and other states “to deny criminal elements freedom of action”.