Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Abuja: Following received information from well meaning members of the public, troops of Forward Operation Base (FOB), Ningi of 33 Artillery Brigade conducted a fighting patrol at Dutsen Dumburum, Ningi Local Government Area, Bauchi State yesterday, Saturday 18th June 2016.
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. The troops killed 3 of the armed bandits and rescued 3 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.
The recovered items include 2 AK-47 rifles, 2 locally made Small Machine Guns (SMGs), 1 Double-barrelled Dane Gun, 68 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunitions and 4 AK-47 rifle Magazines. Others include 2 Boxer Motorcycles and 2 Mobile telephone handsets.