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Thursday, 6 April 2023

Police Arrest 7 Suspects, Rescue Kidnap Victims in Bauchi


By Nurat Uthman

Operatives of the Nigerian Police, Bauchi State Command, on Tuesday, arrested seven kidnap suspects and rescued two victims. 

The suspects were arrested at Dutsen Maigoshi – a village between Dass and Tafawa Balewa Local Government Areas of the state.

The disclosure was contained in a press statement made available to Journalists in Bauchi on Thursday by the Command PPRO, SP Ahmed Wakili.

“On the 04th of April, 2023 at about 0915hrs information at the Command disposal indicated that a group of persons numbering 7 suspected to be kidnappers were sighted between Dass and Tafawa Balewa LGAs at Dutsen Maigoshi.

“On receiving the information, a team of a joint task force led by the DPO swiftly swung into action at the scene, on sighting the Police, they engaged in gun dual and the Police smoked the area and successfully rescued two victims, namely; Mohammed Jungudo and Maimuna Mohammadu  all of Tafawa Balewa, unhurt,” the statement reads.

According to the statement, four of the suspects were recognised by the rescue victims as their kidnappers, and have confessed to committing the crime.

“During interrogation, the rescue victims recognized and identified 4 of the kidnappers as the following persons; Korau Buba  aged 56yrs of Burgel village, Tafawa-Balewa LGA; Sulaiman Adamu aged 33 years of Yangan village in Tafawa Balewa LGA; Haladu Abdullahi aged 35 years of Tudunwuss, Dass LGA and Ibrahim Adamu aged 20yrs of Bunjang village Dass LGA. 

“ Consequently, a team of operatives were quickly drafted and hunted down the above-mentioned underworld group who confessed to having committed the crime, while investigation is in progress, after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution accordingly.”

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