Troops of 33 Brigade Nigerian Army deployed at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Ningi, on routine patrol on Monday October 3 had a gun battle with some suspected kidnappers they came across while on duty at Dutsen Makurdi, Ningi Local Government Area.
The suspects, on sight, opened fire on the troops that led to exchange of gunfire which led to the death of five kidnappers.
The patrol team recovered three Dane guns and other dangerous weapons from the suspects.
Meanwhile, a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Adamu Nuhu, was on the same day arrested at Kwaya Kusar Local Government Area, Southern Borno State following a tip off by well meaning Nigerians.
He is currently being interrogated. Similarly, at about 5.43pm yesterday 3 women suspected to be spouses of wanted Boko Haram terrorists and logistics suppliers were arrested at Miringa market by vigilante members in the town.
They however, handed them to troops and they also being investigated.