Bauchi police kill bandits, kidnappers in gun battle

Bauchi police kill bandits, kidnappers in gun battle

An unspecified variety of suspected bandits and kidnappers have been killed in a fierce gun battle when males of the Nigeria Police Drive in collaboration with different safety companies launched an assault at their enclaves at Dajin Madam and on the fashionable Yankari Sport Reserve’s forest in Alkaleri Native Authorities Space of Bauchi State.

Many others escaped with gunshot wounds within the operation that happened on December thirty first, 2022.

That is coming barely days after an identical operation by a joint crew of safety brokers at 4 totally different hideouts of Mansur, Digare, Gwana and Dajin Madam in Alkaleri forest.

In the course of the battle, no fewer than 12 infamous bandits and kidnappers together with their kingpin, Madaki Mansur, infamous for terrorising Alkaleri LGA, Taraba, Plateau and Gombe States, had been killed.

The operation which happened on the nineteenth December 2022 at about 2.30am, led to the restoration of weapons and operational bikes belonging to the bandits and kidnappers.

The Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Police Command, Ahmed Wakil, in a media assertion of the most recent onslaught on the terrorists mentioned that two AK-47 rifles had been recovered from them.

Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, mentioned, “In an ongoing effort to stem the kidnapping actions within the state, the Command performed one other Joint Operation in Alkaleri LGA of Bauchi on the eve of the brand new 12 months.

“The Operatives hooked up to the Command along side different sister safety companies strike kidnappers/bandits’ hideouts at Dajin Madam and Yankari’s thick forests.

“In the course of the daring operation, a number of bandits had been neutralized and dislodged from their enclaves, whereas the remaining sprinted in disarray into the deep forest with doable bullet wounds.

“In the identical vein, the troops sustained patrol and clearance operations across the thick forests to arrest the fleeing suspects. Consequently, two (2) AK-47 rifles had been recovered throughout the operation.

“Moreover, the command is recording unprecedented success within the battle towards the kidnapping menace within the state, as unrelenting Police Operations within the affected areas vastly impacted the kidnapping actions, thereby denying the abductors/bandits a respiration house to hold out their nefarious actions at Rimi, Magama Bagwas, Mansur, Pali and Yalo villages.”

He added that in a associated growth, operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit Base 4 of the Command arrested two suspected kidnappers.

Based on him, the suspects confessed to have kidnapped 4 individuals and camped them the Yankari Sport Reserve Forest and picked up a ransom of N20 million.

“On the twenty seventh of December, 2022 at about 4.00pm by the Operatives hooked up to the Command Anti-Kidnapping unit Base 4, following credible intelligence out there at their disposals.

“The suspect Adamu Mohammed, (33) was arrested alongside his confederate Datti Alh. Bulama (AKA Dattuwa) (35) all males of maimadi ward through Pali district.

“Investigation revealed that the principal suspect (Adamu Muhammad) confessed to having participated in kidnapping actions in Kaltanga village the place they kidnapped 4 (4) individuals and camped them at Yankari Forest for about 5 (5) days till the sum of N20 million was paid as ransom. Out of which, the sum of N30,000 was given to him as his share of the proceeds of the crime,” Wakil acknowledged.

The Command’s Spokesman who mentioned investigation was in progress after which the suspects can be charged to court docket for prosecution, conveyed the commendation of the Commissioner of Police within the state, Aminu Alhassan, to the operatives, for his or her efforts and doggedness in combatting crime within the state.

He mentioned that the police boss reiterated the readiness of the Command to function in synergy with different sister safety companies in the direction of enhancing the safety disposition of the state.

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