The Nigerian Army says it has cleared kidnappers’ camps in Toro and Ningi local Government areas of Bauchi State.
A statement by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Thirty-three Artillery Brigade, Nigerian Army, Bauchi state, Major Joseph Afolasade Bauchi State said a detachment of soldiers from the 135 Battalion of the Brigade in that state flushed out the kidnappers from their hideouts last Sunday.
He said the troops were deployed under an operation code-named ‘Operation Harbin Kunama Two’ to clear the notorious camps in Lame, Burra, Dangarfa and Dangardo forests in the state.
The Army spokesman said that the soldiers had earlier averted an attempt by the suspected kidnappers to escape.
Others items recovered from the kidnappers were live ammunition, cartridges, locally made pistol and one Gionee cell phone.
Major folasade said that the team thoroughly searched the forests to ensure that no suspected kidnapper was left behind.