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Troops of 33 Artillery Brigade, in the on going OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE on fighting patrol, on 17 March 18 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 gun shot 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.

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Brigadier General Texas Chukwu
Director Army Public Relations