Nigerian army troops have rescued four women and a child reportedly kidnapped in Mai Hari village.
The revelation was made by Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, in a statement released on October 1.
The statement revealed that troops killed two of the kidnappers in the shootout and the kidnap victims have been reunited with their families.
“The troops have continued with patrols and raids of suspected kidnappers and armed bandits hideouts in Bauchi and Gombe States under the auspices of Operation FOREST KUNAMA,” it said.
Meanwhile, the 13 Brigade troops and Operation Delta Safe successfully quashed an attack by Bakassi militants dressed in Nigerian military camouflage, killing 7 of them.
Amongst the items recovered were, 250 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, Rocket Propelled Gun launcher, GPMG Belt links and various charms, and others.