Police kill two suspected kidnappers, arrests eight others, frees two abductees in Bauchi

Samuel Luka, Bauchi

The Bauchi state police command said its operatives in conjunction with local vigilante group has killed two suspected kidnappers terrorizing Alkaleri local government area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil who made this known in a press release on Friday added that eight other suspected kidnappers were apprehended while two abductees regained their freedom.

The PPRO said on 14th August 2022 at about 2030hrs a joint team of police operatives in conjunction with a local vigilante group led by the Divisional Police Officer, Maina-Maji Divisional Headquarters swiftly raided the kidnapper’s hideout, neutralized two of them.

According to the press release, the suspects arrested include, Ali Ibrahim (20yrs),
Manu Abdullahi (30yrs), Damina Musa (22yrs), Yusuf Mohammed (32yrs), and Buba Abdu (25yrs).

The rest are, Buba Sulaiman (22yrs), Isah Manu (25yrs) and Alhaji Suleiman Yusuf (46yrs).

He said Abdusalam and
Usman Alhaji Dadi were certified dead by a medical doctor while 26 year old Kabiru Alhaji Sa’adu is recuperating, adding that all the suspects are from Yelwan Duguri area of Alkaleri LGA.

The PPRO said the rescued abductees are 70 year old Alhaji Samaila of Gayar Mukal village of Alkaleri LGA.

He said exhibit recovered from the suspected kidnappers were four motorcycles.

The PPRO said that during, investigation, the suspects voluntarily confessed to the crime.

He said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Umar Mamman Sanda has directed that the case be transferred to SCID for discreet investigation.

SP Wakil further said a 45 year old Hussaina Mustapha Alias “Biyu” ‘f’ of Durr village, Dass local government area was rescued by the police unhurt and reunited with her family.

“On 23/08/2022, at about 0030hrs Operatives of the command acting on credible intelligence in conjunction with a local vigilante group swiftly swung into action and engaged suspected kidnappers at Durr village via Dass LGA Bauchi State”, he said.

SP Wakil said, during the encounter, the suspected kidnappers took to their heels into the nearby bush.

He assured that the Bauchi state Command is intensifying efforts to apprehend the fleeing suspects.

SP Wakil said that the CP who commended the effort of the operatives, reiterated call on members of the public to continue to share useful information with the Police.

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