Sol­diers kill 2 in Bauchi

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Balarabe Alka­s­sim, Bauchi

Sol­diers of the 33 Ar­tillery Bri­gade op­er­at­ing in Bauchi forests killed two and ar­rested other two ban­dits Satur­day.

The unit had ex­change of fire with the ban­dits at Je­jin Dut­sen Zaki in Ningi Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of the state.

Brief­ing jour­nal­ists on the op­er­a­tions yes­ter­day, the As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor, Army Pub­lic Re­la­tions of 33 Ar­tillery Bri­gade, Ma­jor Joseph Adekunle Afo­lashade said the troops, car­ried out pa­trol in ar­eas around kanawa, Ru­gan Ab­dul­salam Diwa and Dut­sen Zaki vil­lages against cat­tle rustlers and armed ban­dits.

“At Je­Jin Dut­shen Zaki the troops came in con­tact with armed ban­dits or kid­nap­pers who opened fire on them. There fol­low an ex­change of fire be­tween our troops and the ban­dits. The ex­change lasted over one and half hours. At the end our gal­lant troops over­pow­ered the ban­dits and suc­ceeded in killing two of them while two of the ban­dits were cap­tured alive by the troops,” he said.

Ma­jor Afo­lashade said that the Sec­tor two unit troops of the 33 Ar­tillery Bri­gade lo­cated at Burra for­est in Ningi would con­tinue to op­er­ate in all the forests which in­cludes Yankari for­est in Al­ka­leri, Burra for­est in Ningi, Lame for­est in Toro LGA, and Buzun for­est in Gan­juwa LGA.

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