Sus­pected kid­nap­pers, cat­tle rustlers ar­rested in Bauchi

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Balarabe Alka­s­sim, Bauchi

About 20 sus­pected kid­nap­pers, cat­tle rustlers, ve­hi­cle snatch­ers and other crim­i­nal groups have been smashed by the po­lice in Bauchi State.

Ad­dress­ing jour­nal­ists dur­ing the pa­rade of the sus­pects at the Bauchi State Po­lice Com­mand head­quar­ters, the PPRO, DSP Ka­mal Datti Abubakar, said the sus­pects were ar­rested through a co­or­di­nated op­er­a­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to him, Buba Maikudi, Ishaka Muham­madu and Ibrahim Isah all of Gubi Vil­lage were ar­rested by a com­bined team of Spe­cial Anti-Rob­bery Squad over kid­nap­ping and cat­tle rustling.

He added that the sus­pects kid­napped Ya’u Sule, Musa Has­san and Da’u Has­san all of Dass LGA and robbed them of 72 cows val­ued at N8.5 mil­lion.

The po­lice said all the vic­tims were res­cued alive, just as 30 cows, 10 sheep, one dane gun, two cut­lasses and charms were re­cov­ered from the sus­pects.

An­other sus­pect Buba Sale was also ar­rested for kid­nap­ping Binta Mo­hammed and her four month old baby at Mararra­ban Li­man Katagum de­mand­ing a ran­som of N500,000.

Also pa­raded were Sun­day Aloko from Plateau, Ti­tus Lucky from Kaduna and Tunde Ogunsu from Bauchi were ar­rested for con­spir­ing and steal­ing an ash coloured Honda (Acad­emy) with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber BG 677 JJN.

Ka­malu Mo­hammed, Ti­j­jani Musa and Abubakar Umar were also ar­rested along­side their ac­com­plices 78-year-old Isah Mo­hammed and Ab­dul­rasheed Is­mail for mo­tor­cy­cle snatch­ing.

The po­lice said two Hao­jou mo­tor­cy­cles, one Jincheng AX100, one Jincheng Rub­ber and one Kymco mo­tor­cy­cle were re­cov­ered from the sus­pects.

The po­lice also ar­rested Baushe Ango, head of a group en­gaged in ex­tra ju­di­cial killings in Gan­juwa, Darazo LGA.

“The sus­pect and his gang had on June 14, 2017 in­vaded the res­i­dence of Adamu Dan­ma­liki and Ibrahim Ajiya all of Zala vil­lage Bauchi LGA and robbed them of two mo­bile phones, three sets of wrap­pers and the sum of N25,000”.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, all the cases are un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion and the sus­pects will be charged to court for pros­e­cu­tion.

Photo: Balarabe Alka­s­sim

Sus­pected kid­nap­pers, cat­tle rustlers, car and mo­tor­cy­cle snatch­ers pa­raded by the po­lice in Bauchi.

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