Bauchi State police command has arrested 72 suspects in reference to latest reported circumstances of armed theft and kidnapping in Bauchi Metropolis and components of the state.
Addressing journalists on the command’s headquarters in Bauchi on Saturday, inform Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar, disclosed that already, 52 of the suspects have been charged to court docket
Datti Abubakar who defined that the suspects have been arrested within the month of October, 2019, said that 15 suspects are below investigation.
He disclosed that 10 assorted firearms, 5 cartridges, 20 cutlasses, two autos, two bikes, one picture digicam, one digicam tripod, one GSM handset, and cast id playing cards belonging to Ali Shaba musical studio in Kano have been recovered from the suspects.
He said that the suspects have been arrested as a part of proactive measures within the on-going combat towards crimes and criminality within the state below the particular operation code-named Operation Puff Adder.
The PPRO stated that among the many suspects arrested have been two excessive profile infamous criminals wished for armed theft and murder.
He gave the identify of the suspects as Nazifu Yakubu, 23, Ibrahim Yusuf, 26, and their gang members are Nura Mohamed, 20, Umqr Yusuf, 21, Usman Ahmadu, 22, Yusuf Adamu, 19, and Umar Ismail, 20, all male.
“The suspects confessed to have been concerned in armed theft assaults on residents of Bauchi, Gidan Dubu, Fadaman Mada, GRA, Waterboard Quartres, Tirum, Madina quatres, an Bakaro, amongst others.
“The suspects also confessed to have killed one Usman Mohammed in the month of April 2019, along Zaranda Hotel,’” he stated.
In a associated growth, the PPRO additionally disclosed that males of the command arrested members of a kidnapping gang terrorising Mansur and Gwaram areas of Alkaleri LGA of the state.
“The gang was concerned within the kidnapping of 1 Alhaji Kawun Kawu, 60 and his son one Hamisu Alhaji kawu and Collected N1.5 million. The males of the command additionally arrested a gang terrorising Toro LGA and was concerned within the kidnapping of 1 Fatima Adamu ,16 years, of Baking Ruwa in Toronto LGA on October 15 ,2019.
“Other suspects include those involved in criminal conspiracy, theft, receiving stolen property, thuggery and being in possession of dangerous weapons,” the police spokesman stated.
The police spokesman, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police Mr Habu Sani, assured members of the Public of it’s unwavering dedication to maintain peace within the state and urged residents to be law-abiding.