SELYA YARNAP, Bauchi
Police command in Bauchi State has arrested about 20 members of various criminal syndicates in various operations in the state.
Disclosing this to journalists during the parade of the suspects at the Police command headquarters at the weekend, the command’s spokesperson, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar, said the suspects, belonging to kidnap, cattle rustling and other criminal groups operating in the state specialized in perpetrating various crimes in the state’ were arrested through a coordinated operation by the command.
He stated the kidnap and cattle rustling syndicate suspects; Buba Maikudi, Ishaka Muhammadu and Ibrahim Isah all of Gubi Village were arrested by a combined team of Special Anti Robbery Squad.
According to him, the suspects kidnapped Ya’u Sule, Musa Hassan and Da’u Hassan all of Dass LGA and robbed them of 72 cows valued at N8, 500,000.
DSP Abubakar said that all the victims were rescued alive and 30 cows, 10 sheeps, One Dane Gun, two Cutlasses and charms were recovered from the suspects.
Buba Sale, another Kidnap suspect, was arrested for kidnapping Binta Mohammed and her four months old baby at Mararraban Liman Katagum demanding a ransom of N500, 000.
Also, Sunday Aloko from Plateau State, Titus Lucky from Kaduna and Tunde Ogunsu from Bauchi were arrested for conspiring and stealing an Ash Coloured Honda Academy with registration number BG 677 JJN.
Kamalu Mohammed, Tijjani Musa and Abubakar Umar were also arrested alongside their accomplices 78 years old Alh. Isah Mohammed and Abdulrasheed Ismail for snatching motorcycles.
According to him,two Haojou Motorcycles, One Jincheng AX100, One Jincheng Rubber and One Kymco Motorcycle were recovered from the suspects.
The police spokesman said head of a group engaged in extra judicial killings of people in Ganjuwa, Darazo LGA, Baushe Ango was also arrested by the police.
He added,”the suspect and his gang had on 14/06/2017 invaded the residence of Adamu Danmaliki and Ibrahim Ajiya all of Zala village Bauchi LGA and robbed them of Two Mobile phones, Three sets of Wrappers and the sum of N25,000″.
DSP Abubakar stated that the suspects also attempted to assassinate the victims but they narrowly escaped. And all the cases are under investigation and the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.
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