Thirty-five suspects have been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command in connection with various offences such as culpable homicide, kidnapping and disturbance of public peace.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Ahmed Mohammad Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, said police operatives also successfully rescued two kidnapped victims from the kidnappers’ den.
“On the 26th March 2023 at about 0030hrs Police Operatives attached to Zaki Divisional headquarters, received intelligence indicating that on 25th March 2023 at about 2209hrs unknown person(s) trespassed into the House of one Abdu Muhammadu ‘m’ aged 30yrs of Dasare village, Tarbuwa ward Zaki LGA and shot him with Bow and arrow on his chest, as a result, he sustained serious injury,” the statement read.
“On receiving the Information, a team of Detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) rushed to the scene and evacuated the victim to Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Azare for immediate medical treatment, where he was certified dead by the medical doctor
“During the investigation, the Command arrested Sambo Adamu ‘m’ aged 22yrs of the same address on the 30th March 2023 at about 1505hrs in connection with the case, and he voluntarily confessed his culpability. Efforts have been intensified to explore more facts in the incident and arrest the remaining suspect, investigation is ongoing,”
The command also arrested suspects for criminal conspiracy, disturbance of public peace and causing grievous hurt.
“The Attention of Bauchi State Police Command has been drawn to an inter-group clash between thugs and thuggery groups (Sara-suka) in Azare. Following multiple complaints against the activities of Sara-suka who terrorized Azare residents, On the 2nd to 3rd April 2023 the Sara-suka group fall-out in an enormous attack on innocent citizens and loots some shops without any course.
“On receiving the intel, a team of operatives led by DPO Azare swiftly swung into action and raided the clash point and arrested the following suspects in connection with the crime.”
1. Haruna Wada AKA (Dantalaka) M age 21 years of Shatima Mustapha Quarters Azare
2 Abdullahi Usman AKA (Chilli) M 25 years of Garin Arap Azare
3 Abdullahi Ahmed Makaho M age 20 years of Shatima Mustapha Quarters Azare
4 Adamu Ahmed Makaho M Age 22 years of Shatima Mustapha Quarters Azare
5 Ibrahim Alhaji Yayaji M age 25 years of Shatima Mustapha Quarters Azare
6 Mohammed Sani Stamina M age 21 years of garin Arap Azare
7 Dauda Wada M age 25 years of Shatima Mustapha Quarters Azare
According to the PPRO, all the aforementioned suspects arrested will be charged to court to face the full wrath of the law while an effort is in progress to arrest their cohort at large.
“Sequel to the directives of the Commissioner of police against the backdrop of the security situation in the State the Command is committed to ensuring the security of lives and property of citizens/residents within the State have intensified 24/7 round the clock; Patrols, guard duty and raids of identified black Spots to effectively checkmate crime and criminality in the state.
“Consequently, the command conducted a raid led by Commander Rapid Response Squad (RRS)on some black spots and arrested seventeen thugs (Sara Suka) including their ring leaders:
1. Usman Isah AKA(Aban Lare) 22 years of Tamil Nadu Bauchi Metro(Ring Leader)
2. Zakari Mohammed AKA(Bodari) Bakin kura/malam goje.
3. Ahmed Hussaini AKA(Abbati) 21 years of jahun street Bauchi.
4. Ibrahim Garba Musa AKA (Garla) 22 years of Jahun Street.
5. Nuraini Usman 27 years of kofaran Bauchi
6. Ziya’ul Hassan AKA (sarki) 25 years of Shekal Bauchi.
7. Hassan Ladan AKA(Ashobe) of Wunti Dada Bauchi.
8. Hussaini Ladan 24 years of wuntin Dada Bauchi.
9. Adamu Mohammed AKA yobe 30 years of wuntin Dada Bauchi
10. Ibrahim Rabiu AKA(BROS) 24 years of Dawaki ward Bauchi
11. Abubakar Moh’d AKA Shaho 18 years of Dawaki Ward Bauchi.
12. Nasiru Ali AKA(SULU) 24 years of Dawaki ward Bauchi.
13. Abdullahi Ahmad AKA(Alhaji) 20 years of Nassarawa Bauchi.
14. Jilabibi Moh’d 20 years of Baba Sidi Bauchi.
15. Rufa’i Moh’d 24 years of Jahun Bauchi.
16. Abdulrahman Adamu 18 years of jahun Bauchi.
17. Aliyu Umar Ajiya 24 years of Yakubu wanna Bauchi.
1. Five (5)Cutlasses
3. Two(2)Iron Mace.
All suspects will be charged to court.
In another development, seven suspects were arrested involved in a Gang fight Between Birshin Fulani and Anguwan Kanawa.
1. Shamsudeen Haruna 18 of Anguwan Kanawa
2. Nazeef Hassan 17years of Birshin Fulani
3. Yakubu Saidu 19years of Birshin Fulani
4. Muazu Ali 18years of Birshi Fulani
5. Usama Musa 19years of Birshin Fulani
6. Saddam Murtala 19 of Anguwan Kanawa.
7. Abubakar Aliyu 18 years of Anguwan Kanawa
8. Murtala Haladu 20 years of Anguwan Kanawa.
9. Ibrahim Haruna 17 anguwan Kanawa.
Arrest of Suspected Kidnappers/Rescued of kidnapped victims:
“On the 04th of April, 2023 at about 0915hrs information at the Command disposal indicate that a group of persons numbering about seven (7) suspected to be kidnappers were sighted between Dass and Tafawa Balewa at Dutsen Maigoshi.
“On receiving the information, a team of a joint task force led by DPO swiftly swung into action at the scene, on sighting the Police they engaged in gun dual. The police smoked the area and successfully rescue two victims namely; Mohammed Jungudo ‘m’ and Maimuna Mohammadu ‘f’ all of Tafawa Balewa unhurt”.
During interrogation, the rescue victims recognized and identified four (4) of the kidnappers as the following persons;
1.Korau Buba ‘m’ aged 56yrs of Burgel village Tafawa-Balewa LGA
2. Sulaiman Adamu ‘m’ aged 33yrs of Yangan village in Tafawa Balewa LGA
3. Haladu Abdullahi ‘m’ aged 35yrs of Tudunwuss Dass LGA
4. Ibrahim Adamu ‘m’ 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. An investigation is in progress, after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution accordingly.
In another development, On the 29th March 2023 at about 1000hrs Ado Sanya ‘m’ aged 40yrs of Dallaji village Tudun Wada ward warji LGA, reported at Warji Divisional Police Headquarters that on the same date at about 0120hrs one Ibrahim Hashimu ‘m’ criminally trespass into the farmland of one Mohammed Garba ‘M’ of the same address and stole some watermelon. He was beaten with sticks by the following persons;
Mohammad Daluta ‘m’ aged 24yrs
Ibrahim Mahmud ‘m’ aged 22yrs
Bashir Mahmud ‘m’ aged 18yrs
Abdullahi Mahmud ‘m’ aged 22yrs, all of the same address
On receiving the report, a team of detectives were quickly drafted to the scene and evacuated the victim to General Hospital Warji for medical attention and referred them to Cottage Hospital Gwaram LGA, Jigawa State, where he was certified dead by the medical doctor.
An investigation commenced in earnest, preliminary investigation revealed that the victim “Ibrahim Hashimu” trespassed into a summer farm and stole seven (7) pieces of watermelon fruit valued at two thousand nairas (N2,000), in the process of taking away the stolen items where the owner of the farm caught him on the spot conspired with others and beat him with sticks, as a result, he sustained an internal injury which led to his death.
Consequently, all the above four suspects were successfully arrested and an investigation is still ongoing to explore all the intricacies surrounding the case.
While reacting to the ugly incident, the Commissioner of Police CP Aminu Alhassan, frowned at the action of the suspects, who instead of reporting the case to the police for proper investigation and prosecution, took the law into their hands.
He, however, directed that the case be transferred to criminal investigation department (CID) Bauchi, for discreet investigation and assure members of the public that justice will be served accordingly.