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On the 31/12/2016 following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to state Anti-Kidnapping Unit arrested one Usman Yusuf male and 30yrs of of Gubi village Bauchi LGA.

Suspect along with one other now at large planned to kidnap and assassinate, a vigilante leader for arresting them for armed robbery they committed sometime in January, 2016 but recently released from prison custody. Case under investigaton.

ARREST OF SUSPECTED KIDNAPPERS: On the 01/01/2017 at about 18:30hrs, Police detectives attached to Anti-kidnapping unit of the command traced and arrested the following: Nafiu Adamu male and 16yrs of Miri village Bauchi.

Suspect used his GSM handset and threaten to kidnap one Jamilu Abubakar male and 30yrs of the same address through a test message.

Exhibits recovered include: One Nokia Handset and Sim card used for the threat, suspect voluntarily admitted and case is under investigation.

ARREST OF SUSPECTED KIDNAPPERS: On the 01/01/2017 at about 20:00hrs, following intelligence report, Police detectives attached Ganjuwa Division in collaboration with vigilante group arrested the following suspected kidnappers and rapists: Bala Mohammed, Dauda Damina, Mohammed Ahmed, Dahiru Mato all males of Mada Dutsen Kura hamlet in Yali Ward of Ganjuwa LGA.

Suspects had on the 28/11/2016 at about 00:00hrs, gunmen armed with cutlasses and sticks stormed the residence of one Abubakar Mohammed male of same address and had unlawful carnal knowledge with his wife after which they threatened to kidnap his mother.

Complainant gave them sum of Thirty Five Thousand Naira (#35,000) and pleaded with them not to kidnap his mother but they seized his motorcycle receipt as collateral pending when he pay outstanding ransom of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (#120,000). Exhibits recovered from them include: Two Cutlasses and Motorcycle receipts seized from the complainant.

Meanwhile, all the suspects voluntarily confessed to the crime and case under investigation after which they would be charged to Court for prosecution.

RESCUE OF KIDNAP HOSTAGE: On the 01/01/2017 at about 17:30hrs, following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to anti-kidnapping unit stormed kidnappers hideout at Durum Forest Bauchi and rescued one Mohammadu Jauro male and 30yrs of Garun village Jos East LGA of Plateau State.

Victim was kidnapped by four gunmen on the 18/12/2016 and brought to Yuga Forest in Toro LGA of Bauchi where he was held hostage for Thirteen (13) days before he was rescued. He was rushed to the Hospital for medical examination is responding to treatment.

Case under investigation and efforts are being intensified to apprehend fleeing suspects, please.

SP Haruna Mohammed,
PPRO Bauchi State Police Command

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