Army kills 7 kidnappers in Bauchi, nab Boko Haram terrorist

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The Nigerian Army has killed 7 kidnappers in
Bauchi state just as it announced the
destruction of several illegal refineries across
states in the Niger Delta region.
The troops of the 33 brigade were said to have
killed the kidnappers during a patrol of some
villages in the state on Friday, September 9.
Nigerian troops have killed kidnappers in Bauch
state.
Vanguard quotes a statement from army public
relations officer, Col. Sani Usman as saying that
the troops were tipped off about the location
and activities of the kidnappers at Lame Burra
forest near Dutsen Ganye, Gunduru and Kati
Layin villages in the state.
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The statement read: “During a heavy exchange
of fire, the troops killed 7 of the kidnappers and
destroyed their camps.
“They also recovered 2 AK-47 rifles and 3 Dane
guns at the camp.
“The troops are still combing the general area
to further track down other fleeing members of
the criminal gang.
The troops of the Nigeria army chief, Tukur
Buratai caught the Boko Haram terrorist.
“It is important to state that the Brigade after
the initial successes of its Operation FOREST
KUNAMA, which was aimed at clearing all
livestock rustlers and armed bandits camps in
Bauchi and Gombe States general area, the
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) directed them to
maintain continued presence at the Lame-Burra
forest.
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“This is to prevent the criminal elements that
fled from returning.
“Subsequently, 2 Forward Operation Bases
(FOBs) were established at Lame and Jimi to
cover the Lame and Burra axis of the forest
respectively.
“Troops usually carry out periodic fighting
patrols into the forest from the FOBs.
“In a related development, troops on Operation
LAFIYA DOLE deployed at Forward Operation
Base (FOB), Buratai in conjunction with local
vigilante arrested a suspected Boko Haram
terrorist named Adamu Damuna.
“He is currently being interrogated.”

KARANTA WADANNAN;
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