Crime

Police arrest 29 hoodlums, robbery suspects in Bauchi

Bauchi State Police Command has arrested 20 hoodlums that attacked Bauchi commutee security outfit. Nine armed robbery suspects were also arrested.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in Bauchi DSP Mohammed Ahmed Wakil, over the weekend, said the police had received information that hoodlums went and attacked office of Committee Security Members (‘Yan Committee) located at Kofar Dumi Bauchi.

They burnt their Hilux Van, while six of the security committee members, who sustained various degree of injuries, were taken to Bauchi State Specialist Hospital for treatment.

“On receipt of the complaint, CP charged the tactical team of the command to arrest perpetrators. The team led by commander RSS swung into action, carried out series of raid at criminal hideouts, flashpoints and black spots and arrested the suspects in connection to the crime.

Those arrested include Mubarak Hashim of Karofi, Umar Ibrahim (AKA) Dan Kwaram, Khalid Ibrahim of Unguwar Bauchi, Yahaya Ibrahim of Unguwar Bauchi, Mohammed Sani (AKA) Mai Laya of Kofar Dumi, Abdulmajeed Muktar (AKA) Dila of Saman Karofi, Abubakar Dahiru of Anguwan Gado Bauchi, and Mustapha Muhammed (AKA) Maidala of Sabuwar Kasuwa.

“The rest are Suleiman Suleiman (AKA) Babaji of Kasuwar Fada, Muktar Abdullahi (AKA) Junior, Naziru Jibrin (AKA) Grap, Musa Bala (AKA) Army, Abubakar Bala (AKA) Gashi, Isiyaku Adamu (AKA) Na Malama, Nazir Isma’ila (AKA) Ola, Abubakar Sanusi (AKA) Abba, Adamu Ahmad (AKA) Ado, Rabi’u Umar (AKA) Rabson, and Bashir Yahaya (AKA) Basho.”

He said all suspects mentioned above will be profiled and charged to court immediately.

DSP Wakil also said police received credible information from Gudum Hausawa villagers that gangs of armed robbers stormed their village and I.D.C Zango area of Bauchi. 

He said “On receipt of the information DPO ‘D’ Division led a team of patrol into action and arrested nine suspects that included Ahmed Umar, 22, Mohammed Danladi, 20, Abdulsalam Ali, 22, Abdulmumni Zakari Ya’u, 18, Umar Aliyu, 21, Ibrahim Ahmed, 21, Ahmed Adamu, 18, Usman Yunusa, 18, and Basiru Sabo, 18, all of Bauchi State.” 

Wakil said police recovered exhibits that included nine set of wrappers, five yards of brocade (shadda), three laptops, one electric iron, three set of mobile phones, two Jincheng ladies motorcycle, N90,000 cash, charms, seven cutlasses, one knife, Jewelries and rings, one pair of shoes.

He said other suspects escaped and a hunt is on to apprehend the fleeing suspects.

Wakil said the Commissioner of Police Lawan Tanko Jimeta vowed to deal with hoodlums who foment troubles and threaten peace and security of public. 

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