Troops Kill 4 Militia members in Bauchi; Arrest 6 Herdsmen Destroying Farmland in Benue.

 Troops of 33 Artillery Brigade, in the ongoing Operation Lafiya Dole on fighting patrol, on Saturday 17th March 2018 at about 12:30pm encountered members of militia group massing up at Burra Junction in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State. 

The militia men on sighting own troops opened fire on them.  

Troops reacted immediately by engaging the militia men.  

At the end of the encounter, 4 militias were killed.  

Troops recovered 5 Dane guns, 38 motorcycles and 9 bicycles.  

9 Militia men were also arrested while a soldier who sustained gunshot wounds is stable, having been evacuated to the hospital and receiving treatment.  

Troops are closely in pursuit of the fleeing militias with the view of apprehending more of them.

Meanwhile, Troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade have arrested 6 herdsmen, caught in the act of farmland destruction. 

The Troops while on patrol in the general area of Kwata Sule on Saturday 17th March 2018 encountered the herdsmen in the act prompting their arrest.  

After initial interrogation, the suspects were handed over to the police for further action. 

Similarly, troops on patrol in the general area of Chembe, Tse-Gundu, Tse-Iordye and Sbaor settlements sighted two herdsmen on motorcycle along Kwata Shaor river bank.  

The herdsmen abandoned their motorcycle and fled.  

On search of the general area, one round of 7.62mm special was discovered.  

Troops continue to dominate the general area with patrols.

 

Brigadier General Texas Chukwu

Director Army Public Relations

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