In Bauchi Troops raid kidnappers' hideouts, kill 3

According to a statement issued by Col. Sani Usman, troops of 33 Brigade carried out the operation.

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The Nigerian Army says it has killed 3 armed kidnappers and destroyed their camps in Bauchi State.

According to a statement issued in Abuja by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, troops of 33 Brigade carried out the operation.

"Troops of 33 Brigade, Nigerian Army, based on incessant reported 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 21st Aug. 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, 3 armed kidnappers were killed and their camps were destroyed.

"The troops also recovered arms and ammunition including empty shells,’’ Usman said.

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He said the troops would continue to carry out such clearance operations in all known hideouts of kidnappers and armed bandits within Bauchi and other states.