The Nigerian Army said its troops have killed four armed militiamen in Ningi Local Government Council of Bauchi State.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Texas Chukwu said nine other militiamen were arrested.
Chukwu said soldiers of Operation “Lafiya Dole”, who were on patrol were attacked by the men who opened fire on them.
It was in the shootout that followed that the four militia were killed, and one soldier wounded.
He explained that the troops also recovered five dane guns, 38 motorcycles and nine bicycles.
The army spokesman said that one soldier was wounded in the attack and referred to a medical facility for treatment.