An attack attributed to separatist armed bands was reported on June 28, 2020 in the Donga Mantung sub-division, North West Region.
Two truck drivers heading towards the cliff of Ntabah were stopped then kidnapped and their vehicles burnt.
Informed of the situation, the Commander of the 52nd Motorized Infantry Battalion and his personnel arrived the scene and immediately conducted a raid in search of the kidnappers.
After 20 km of search, the defence and security forces neutralized the separatists in a cross fire exchange.
According to provisional assessment by competent authorities, the 02 hostages were injured during the fire exchange and later on taken to an adequate health facility.
Coupled with this, 7 of the terrorists were neutralised including stocks of arms and ammunitions that is a pistol with 8 bullets were recovered.
As of the moment, the search for survivors is ongoing.