Police Arrest 12 Suspects, Rescue 10 Kidnapped Victims In Bauchi
Bauchi State Police Command has dismantled kidnappers/banditry and cattle rustlers’ syndicates, rescued 10 kidnapped victims, arrested 12 suspects, neutralized two suspected armed bandits, and recovered weapons, cash, and animals.
Bauchi State Police Commissioner, CP Auwal Musa Muhammad stated this on Thursday when he addressed a press conference in the State Capital.
CP Auwal Musa Muhammad stated that the command successfully arrested six suspected gangs of Kidnappers and their informants in which four males and two females, terrorizing Burra village and Ningi LGA.
He gave the name of the suspects as Hamisu Umaru, aged 30yrs disabled, Ahmadu Abdullahi, aged 18yrs, Adamu Wada Tela, aged 18yrs, Usman Iliya, aged 15yrs, Rabi Tela Abdulmumini, informant and Hajara Bello.
The Commissioner said that the arrest of the above suspect was insinuations to the Command operations which led to the dismantling of the kidnapper’s hideout situated at Burra Forest, due to the intense superior firepower by the Police, so many kidnappers were neutralized while others scamper in disarray and escaped with bullet wounds.
He said during the operations the Command had rescued five kidnapped victims from the kidnapper’s den, among them includes; Mai Unguwan Kayel village under Balma district, Three Fulani from Kurmi with their three motorcycles, and a woman and her child from Kurmi village and reunited them with their respective families hale and healthy, the operation continues to yield immense positive results which led to the rescue of another five kidnapped victims from different kidnapper’s enclaves at Burra Forest, Ningi LGA, however, two suspected kidnappers was also arrested alongside seventy Cows, sixty Sheep’s and Goats suspected to be rustled was also recovered.”
In another development, the Commissioner of Police said that the Command arrested a team of cattle rustlers terrorizing Ningi and beyond because of the information received from Good Samaritan that, two unknown people armed with cutlasses and sticks trespassed into the house of one Haruna Idi ‘m’ aged 23yrs of Zahi village via Burra village, and beat the occupant to an unconscious condition and made away with his Cows. On receipt of information, a team of detectives drafted from Ningi Divisional Headquarters swung into action, rushed to the scene, and found one of the culprits by name Abubakar Ahmed ‘m’ aged 45yrs was neutralized by mob action and arrested Abdullahi Ahmadu ‘m’ aged 22yrs and recovered the Cows from them.
Commissioner said similarly” intelligence at the Command disposal revealed that some unknown bandits launched an attack operation at Tabia and Kongoro axis.
On receipt of the intelligence, operatives swiftly swung into action at the scene neutralized two of the bandits and evacuated the corps from the mountain, and deposited them at Ningi General Hospital mortuary, the operatives recovered the sum of three hundred thousand naira from them”.
He said”, the Command operatives arrested one Bilyaminu Ali, aged 25yrs, and Tasiu Safiyanu, aged 25yrs all from Mani village, Katsina State, they were arrested around U.B.A Bank Ningi,
During interrogation, the suspects couldn’t give a satisfactory account of themselves.
Commissioner of Police said detectives in conjunction with the Nigerian Army and other Quasi security outfits arrested five members of kidnapper’s groups stationed within Kongoro Community and observed the movement of the Communities, which include; Rahane Abubakar, Habu Tukur, aged 23yrs of Kongoro, Mohammed Rabiu, aged 40yrs of Kongoro, Idris Haruna and Sule Haruna.
He said the command would not shy away from its constitutional mandate of protecting the life and property of our hard-working citizens/residents through robust synergy/partnership with all relevant stakeholders in the state.