Soldiers kill kidnappers, rescue 16-year-old boy

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Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi Operatives of the Nigerian Army, 33 Artillery Brigade Headquarters, Bauchi, have killed two suspected kidnappers during an exchange of fire in Rafin Gigi village in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State. The operatives also rescued a 16-year-old boy who was kidnapped last Friday. Speaking while presenting the rescued boy to newsmen […]

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