Bauchi State Police Command has arrested 20-year-old suspected kidnapper, Abubakar Isah and recovered rifles, ammunition and N8.4 million cash exhibits, The Guardian reports.
The state Commissioner of Police (CP), Umar Sanda, who paraded Isah alongside other suspects, yesterday, said he was arrested on September 16, 2022, at about 5:30 p.m. 

According to the CP, Isah, who hails from Tashan Daudu Soro via Ganjuwa Local Council at Gobirawa axis was arrested for criminal conspiracy, armed Robbery, kidnapping and being in possession of prohibited firearms and ammunition.

He said: “N8.466,000.00, one SMG rifle with 92 live ammunition, one empty magazine SMG OFN rifle, one 7.62mm calibre of live ammunition, eight different models of phones, one MP3, one Honda motorcycle and a cutlass were recovered from Isah.”

The CP added that his operatives arrested six suspects at Sabon-gida village, Tafawa Balewa Local Council of Bauchi State and Guram Wase Local Council of Plateau State. 

The suspects include Adamu Aliyu, 35, alias (Do something) a member of a vigilante group, Adamu Abdullahi, 35, of Guram village in Plateau State, a member of the vigilante group, Longnan Bali, 60, alias (Guguwa) of Guram village in Plateau State.

Others are members of a vigilante group, Hassan Muhammed, 32; Yakubu Muhammadu, 25 and Umar Abdullahi, 34. 

“The above-mentioned suspects alleged to have criminally conspired with others while armed with AK-47 rifles, pistols and other dangerous weapons, carried out series of kidnapping, robbery, banditry and cattle rustling along Alkaleri, Dass, Tafawa Balewa, Bagoro, and Toro councils of Bauchi State, and extended their criminal activities to the neighbouring towns, which include: Wase, Dengi Kanam, Langtang north, Kanke and Mangu councils of Plateau State respectively.

“The following exhibits were recovered from the suspects: one AK-47 rifle with 30 rounds of live ammunition. Two beretta pistols, 58 rounds of live ammunition,” the commissioner added.


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