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Police rescue 3 kidnapped victims, neutralise 8 kidnappers, bandits in Bauchi


The Bauchi State Police Command in conjunction with Hunter’s group have successfully rescued three kidnapped victims and neutralised eight suspected kidnappers and bandits.

In a press release by the Command’s Public Realtions’ Officer (PPRO), SP Ahmed Wakil, said the operation was carried out on April 22, 2024, following credible information received by the Command regarding suspicious activities near the state’s border between Bauchi and Plateau states.

According to him, “The detectives deployed from Gumau, Tilde, and Tulu Divisions encountered armed bandits during their routine patrol and engaged in a gunfight in self-defence, resulting in the neutralisation of four (4) suspected kidnappers.

“Two of the suspects in the eleventh hour, who later died, confessed to multiple kidnapping incidents across Bauchi and Plateau states, including the heinous killing of a village head in Ruruwai village, Lame district, Toro LGA, Bauchi State, on March 17, 2024.

“Based on the information provided by the late suspects, the detectives proceeded to the kidnappers’ hideout to rescue three kidnapped victims from Dokayel village, who were taken captive on April 20, 2024.

In a subsequent gunfight with the remaining accomplices guarding the hostages, four (4) kidnappers were also neutralised, and the three captives were safely rescued without any ransom paid.

The Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command, CP Auwal Musa Muhammad psc, commended the officers and men involved for their heroism and professionalism during the operation.

He encouraged them to continue their efforts in maintaining law and order, while the general public are urged to trust and cooperate with the police by providing useful information and remain vigilant.

This successful operation is a testimony to the commitment and dedication of the Command to protect the lives and properties of the citizens/residents of the State. The Command reassured for continuing to work tirelessly to improve the security situation in the State.

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