From.Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi
Bauchi State Police Command have neutralised two suspected kidnappers and rescued 10 abducted victims in Ningi local government area of the State.
The abducted victims were rescued from the kidnappers den at Lame-Burra Forest Reserve.
The State commissioner of police Auwal Musa Muhammad stated this during a press conference in Bauchi. He said
“In one of the successful operations carried out between July 17th to 20th, the operatives rescued 10 victims of kidnapping unhurt and reunited them with their families.
“Similarly, the command acted on credible intelligence and stormed bandits’ enclaves at about 0330hrs in Ningi LGA, but the terrorists took to their heels upon sighting the police operatives.
“Subsequently, the police operatives in conjunction with the (Ali kwara) hunters on a routine patrol in Dutsen Siddi, Zanya, Zori, Kafin Gora, Dukutu, Runu, Kwapto, Gwari, Rafin Gora, Jimi and Bura District all in Ningi LGA, attacked the hoodlums and neutralized two of the armed kidnappers and arrested one other, while the remaining terrorists were subdued during a gun duel with our team,” he said.
The commissioner of police said the other suspects scampered in disarray into the nearest bushes with bullet wounds.
Auwal said in another operation, personnel of the command raided kidnappers den at Babarko village via Pali district and Yalo Karekare Digare PAPA village Via Gwana district and arrested seven (7) notorious kidnappers syndicate.
He gave the names of the arrested suspects as Isah Gambo, 25; Hamza Ali, 26; Ali Isyaku, 27; Danlami Isyaku, 30; Abubakar Isyaku, 25; Adamu Alh. Lado, 30 and Usman Dan Asibi 30.
“Preliminary Investigation uncovered that the aforementioned suspects are the notorious kidnappers terrorizing the Alkaleri community & beyond. Raids and searches were conducted at their various hideouts and the following calibres of prohibited firearms were recovered;
“One (1) locally-made revolver pistol One (1), locally-made AK-47 rifle One (1), locally-made fabricated pistol One (1), locally-made pump action. During interrogation, the suspects confessed to the commission of the crime and more,” the commissioner of police added.
He said the command has arrested over 100 Sara Suka thugs with their weapons
Auwal said a discreet investigation has been launched after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution of the established offences accordingly.