The incident took place on Sunday 10 October 2016.
According to a press release signed by Army spokesman Sani Usman,
Yesterday (Monday), troops of 33 Brigade Forward Operations Base Burra, Bauchi State based on information received from well meaning and good citizens, laid an ambush for suspected kidnappers from Sabon Kura village, Ningi Local Government Area. The kidnappers were on their way to Diwwa village for kidnapping activities.
The troops engaged the kidnappers and after exchange of gunfire, 4 kidnappers were confirmed dead.
The team recovered 3 Dane Guns, 1 Cutlass, 3 Mobile telephone Handsets, some quantity of Hard Drugs and local Charms from the kidnappers.