The Bauchi state police command has arrested six suspects involved in heinous crimes in its renewed push to stem the tide of all forms of crime and criminality in the State.
The state’s police commissioner, Garba Baba Umar said on Thursday that the commanded had relied upon “actionable intelligence” that led to the arrest.
He mentioned the different cases that involve an “arrest of four members of a syndicate allegedly behind the series of extra judicial killings in the state.
“It would be recalled that during my last stakeholders meeting with various Myetti Allah groups in the state, I enjoined them to disclose the identities of the groups allegedly behind series of extra judicial killings of suspected kidnappers and cattle rustlers in the state and they vehemently denied knowledge of such syndicates.
“The groups usually take the law into their hands, go to villages in their hundreds and abduct their victims to unknown destination and kill them extra judiciously on mere allegations.
“When the situation continued unabated, the command set up a special team with the sole mandate to unravel the syndicate behind these dastardly acts with a view to bringing them to justice.”
The police commissioner recalled that on May 26, “following painstaking surveillance operations, the command Anti Kidnapping Unit smashed a syndicate either known as BABELI and GAMA KAI and arrested the following suspects at Runde Mountain Bauchi namely: Adamu Abubakar, male, aged 52yrs (Gang leader)Muhammad Lawan, male, aged 52yrs Ahmadu Gambo, male, aged 38yrs and Mohammed Tukur, male, aged 50yrs, all of Galambi Ward of Bauchi State.
“Two (2) fabricated guns were recovered from the suspects. Meanwhile, one Musa Umaru, male, aged 38yrs of Barnawa village Bauchi whom they abducted with the intent to kill extra-judiciously was also rescued. Preliminary investigation revealed that the same gang abducted and killed one Tambaya Jauro, m and one Ahmadu Musa m at Miya District of Ganjuwa LGA of Bauchi State on 11/05/2017.”
They were accused of kidnapping a 16yrs old girl of Nasarawa Ward, “who was on her way to school, took her to their hideout behind a mountain at GRA Bauchi and had unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim against her will. Meanwhile, the victim was rescued and taken to the ATBU Teaching Hospital, Bauchi for medical examination where penetration was confirmed.”
The Police team recovered one Tricycle, Keke NAPEP, with Reg. No. DAS 440 that was used in perpetrating the crime. The suspects would be charged to Court after diligent investigation, it added.