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Police neutralise 5 kidnappers, recover arms in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command, in collaboration with Ahmed Ali Kwara Hunters Squad, has neutralised five suspected kidnappers and recovered firearms in Giade LGA of…

The Bauchi State Police Command, in collaboration with Ahmed Ali Kwara Hunters Squad, has neutralised five suspected kidnappers and recovered firearms in Giade LGA of the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Auwal Muhammad Musa, disclosed this on Monday while briefing journalists at the Giade LGA Division.

He said, “Tapping from the fruits of collaboration with relevant security agencies, on February 11, 2024, at about 0200 hours, information at the disposal of the command indicated that some unknown people, numbering not fewer than five, armed with AK-47 rifles, invaded Giade LGA with the sole aim of kidnapping innocent citizens of the locality.”

The CP said upon receiving the information, a team of detectives, in collaboration with the Ahmed Ali Kwara Hunters Squad, swiftly swung into action and engaged the suspected kidnappers in a gun duel. As a result, all of the suspected bandits were neutralised instantly.

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Musa explained that preliminary investigation uncovered that the suspected kidnappers were invited by one Abdullahi, surname unknown, from Bauchi and Taraba states.

“Furthermore, the kidnappers were the same gang that kidnapped one Emeka of Itas-Gadau sometime in the year 2023 and collected the sum of N10 million as ransom,” he said.

 

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