Troops of 33 Brigade Nigerian Army on patrol at Mai Hari village, Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, have engaged armed bandits and kidnappers in a heavy shoot out.
Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, in a statement said after fierce exchange of gun fire, the troops killed 2 of the kidnappers and rescued 4 women and a child earlier kidnapped.
The 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, troops of 13 Brigade and Operation Delta Safe repelled an attack by Bakassi militants, killing 7 of them.
Some of the militants were dressed in Nigerian military camouflage.
250 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, Rocket Propelled Gun launcher, GPMG Belt links and various charms, among others, were recovered.
Last Saturday, same militants led by the declared wanted criminal kingpin, Benjamin Simplee (AKA G1) leader of the Bakassi Strike Force, in several speed boats attacked troops deployed at Efut Esighi waterfront in Bakassi LGA of Cross River State.
During the attack, a soldier was killed in action, while 2 soldiers were missing in action.
The troops killed two of the attackers.
12-year-old boy kills landlady as condition to be initiated into a cult
A 12-year-old boy, who allegedly robbed and killed his landlady at Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, was among those paraded for various offences by the state Police Command, yesterday.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Mohammed, who briefed reporters on the arrest of over 60 kidnappers, robbers, murderers, cultists and ritualists in the last three weeks, said the teenager confessed that he committed the act because a cult group told him that one of the conditions for initiation was that he must have been involved in a criminal act.
Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters
Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.
In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.