Following received information from well meaning members of the public,
troops of Forward Operation Base, Ningi of 33 Artillery Brigade
conducted a fighting patrol at Dutsen Dumburum, Ningi Local Government
Area, Bauchi State on Saturday.
Earlier intelligence reports
confirmed the presence of kidnappers and cattle rustlers in the
locality, which made the troops to swing into action by organizing a
fighting patrol to the area.
During the patrol, the team encountered the armed bandits and after fierce exchange of gun fire, they were overpowered.
troops killed three of the armed bandits and rescued three kidnapped
females held hostages by the bandits pending payment of ransom.
The patrol team also recovered many items, including arms and ammunitions before destroying the camp.
recovered items included two AK-47 rifles, two locally made Small
Machine Guns, one Double-barrelled Dane Gun, 68 rounds of 7.62mm
(Special) ammunitions and four AK-47 rifle Magazines.
Others included two Boxer Motorcycles and two mobile telephone handsets.