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Police foil kidnap attempt, neutralize five in Bauchi community



Men of Bauchi Police Command has fioled kidnap attempt and neutralize five-man gang of kidnappers in Giade Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The Commissioner of Police,
CP Auwal Muhammad Musa psc, disclosed this in a press briefing on Monday, stressing that the command was duly informed about 2am about the assailants invasion of Giade, armed with AK-47 riffles, with the sole aim to kidnapped innocent citizens of the locality.

He further said, “On receiving the information, a team of detectives in collaboration with 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 neutralized instantly.

“Preliminary investigation uncovered that the suspected kidnappers were invited by one Abdullahi surname unknown from Bauchi and Taraba States respectively.

“Furthermore, the kidnappers were the same gang who kidnapped one Emeka of Itas-Gadau some times in the year 2023 and collected the sum of ten (10) million naira as ransom; they also kidnapped one person in Giade and collected the sum of Seven hundred and seventy-four thousand nairas (774,000), the suspected kidnappers were not limited to kidnapping criminal activities but also engaged in a higher killing people where they were paid and killed/burned to ashes one Ibrahim Dodo of Baranda village Jigawa State.

“Again, it is the same armed men who terrorized Burra, Ningi, Jama’are, Itas-Gadau, and Giade LGAs area of Bauchi State.

According to the Commissioner of Police,the Command has been on its ours where it engaged and neutralized some of their gang members in a daring operation at Jama’are, Ningi, and now in Giade LGAs of Bauchi State, noting that these successes were made through collective efforts and collaboration made possible with the Ahmed Ali Kwara Hunters Squad and the following prohibited firearms were recovered from them:

1. One hundred and three (103) live ammunition 7.62x39mm caliber of AK47 riffle.
2. Three (3) live ammunition 9mm caliber.
3. Four (4) Cartridges
4. Five (5) magazine
5. Two (2) locally made Pistol
6. One (1) AK-47 riffle
7. One (1) AK-49 riffle
8. One (1) locally-made AK-47

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