Police arrests 22 thugs for attacking vigilante members in Bauchi

Samuel Luka, Bauchi

The Bauchi state police command has arrested no fewer than 22 thugs who attacked and wounded some members of vigilante within Bauchi metropolis.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Mohammed Wakil who made this known in a press release Thursday, said the incident occurred on 30th August, 2022.

He said that the police got intelligence report On 30/08/2022 at about 1300hrs that on the same date at about 1235hrs some group of notorious thugs attacked members of peace and security committee Bakin Kura office.

According to him, the thugs who were armed with Cutlasses, knives, sticks and other dangerous weapons, mercilessly inflicted serious injuries on some vigilante members.

Those injured according to the PPRO are; Danladi Suleiman 32yrs-old and
Yakubu Ibrahim 42yrs-old.

He said on receiving the information, a team of detectives led by the Commander Rapid Response Squad (RRS) responded swiftly and succeeded in arresting the 22 male suspects.

SP Wakil said the suspects are; Aliyu Adamu ‘m’ alias (U’U) aged 15yrs of Bakaro,
Ukasha Abubakar ‘m’ alias (Ukasha Yaro) aged 20yrs-old of Kofar Mukaddas,
Abdulmalik Abdullahi ‘m’ alias (Abba Juga) 18yrs of Kandahar,
Nura Inuwa ‘m’ alias (yellow) aged 17yrs of Bakaro,
Umar Abdullahi ‘m’ alias Faruq aged 18yrs of Malan Goje, Mohammed Mohammed Koli alias (Uncle) aged 18yrs,
Umar Sulaiman alias (Babaji) aged 23yrs,
Ibrahim Idris alias (Iri) aged 15yrs and
Kabiru Shehu ‘m’ aged 14yrs.

The rest, the PPRO said include; Musa Usman alias (Maidawa) aged 14yrs, Buhari Sani alias (Di Maria) aged 18yrs,
Aliyu Yakubu alias (Ali Luta), Isah Nuhu alias (Halacci),
Abdulsamat Aliyu alias (Maikaji),
Muhammad Umar alias (Dan wasa), Aliyu Adamu Aliyu alias (Remo), Abubakar Adamu alias (Habule),
Mujahid Abdullahi alias (James), Ibrahim Yunusa alias (Dan-mama),
Mubarak Ismail alias (Dangongo),
Abdullahi Garba ‘m’ alias (Dan Alhaji) and Khalid Kabiru ‘m’ alias (Abba) aged 21yrs.

Exhibits recovered from the suspects, the PPRO said are;
three knives, two cutlasses and two sticks.

He said one of the suspects, Ibrahim Inusa ‘m’ (Dan Mama) was during investigation found to have been in possession of one sharp animal horn, one knife, one block of green leaves suspected to be cannabis, 83 pieces of suspected diazepam (D5 tablet) and 138 yellow tablets suspected to be diazepam (D5).

SP Wakil who said all suspects have confessed to the crime, noted that the Commissioner of police in the state, Umar Mamman Sanda has directed that the suspects be charged to court.

He added that the CP has also directed that a special operation be mounted to protect citizens, especially in this period.

SP Wakil said in line with the CP’s directive, coordinated patrols and surveillance would be carried out at a strategic locations across the State to ensure that any criminal element is apprehended and de-mobilized without collateral damage on the citizens.

CP Sanda appealed to the law-abiding citizens to be more vigilant and promptly report any suspicious movement or attitude within their locations to the nearest Police Station.

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