By Ahmed Kaigama
Operatives of the Bauchi Police Command have neutralised four persons, arrested four suspected kidnappers, and rescued six victims in the state.
SP Ahmed Wakil, the spokesperson of the state command, confirmed this to newsmen on Saturday in Bauchi.
He said the command recorded unprecedented successes in its different daring operations across the state aimed at dislodging remnants of kidnappers and bandits’ enclaves.
“Efforts had been stepped up in order to track down and apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.”
” On Dec. 10, 2022, Police operatives in conjunction with locals, ambushed and neutralised two of the armed kidnappers.
“The remaining suspects were subdued by the superior firepower from the operatives and forced to scamper in disarray into the nearest bushes with possible bullet wounds.
“The police operatives neutralised two bandits and recovered fabricated SMG rifles, and three operational motorcycles (Honda Bajaj) during the operation,” he said.
He said the command had intensified patrol in all the forests to get the fleeing suspects arrested.
According to the spokesman, all suspects arrested admitted to taking part in several kidnappings in the Alkaleri local government area.
He said an investigation was ongoing and efforts had been intensified to arrest their co-conspirators.