Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command, Halilu A. Gwandu, during a maiden conference last month, reiterated his resolve to drastically bring down the soaring spate of kidnapping, armed robbery, armed banditry, rape, culpable homicide, cattle rustling and other violent crimes through robust synergy with other security agencies, Vigilante Groups and eminent persons in the State.
Immediately after that interactive session, the Command with support of the State Government, security agencies, Vigilante Groups and local hunters carried out series and sustained operations in black spots, criminal hideouts and revered kidnappers camps in Dass, Tafawa Balewa, Bogoro and Alkaleri Local Government Areas in the State. Snap operations were equally carried after coordinated technical intelligence, in notorious criminal strongholds in Toro, Ganjuwa and Ningi Local Government Areas of the State.
According to a statement issued by the Command on Thursday, September 7th, remarkable successes were recorded as follows:
RECOVERED ARMS AND AMMUNITION:
One (01) AK 47 rifle with breach no 1985PD72 42
Three (03) Fabricated Guns
One (01) Single Barrelled Gun
One (01) locally made pistol
One (01) empty AK 47 magazine
One (01) 7.62mm long ammunition
Four (04) Cartridges
Eleven (11) Cutlasses
Three (03) Bows and Arrows in Quiver.
One Mercedes Benz M320, Grey in Colour with Registration number MSA 01 PD
One Honda Accord 2005 model dark Ash in colour with chassis No 1HGCM568X6A807710
One Toyota Corolla 2002 model light grey in colour
20 Bajaj Motorcycles
One Yoshi Motorcycle
AMOUNT OF MONEY/ OTHER EXHIBITS RECOVERED:
Cash sum of Thirty One Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Five Naira Only (31, 655. 00) only.
Other exhibits recovered include Forty Eight (48) Wraps of dried Leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, One Bundle of fresh leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, Military Belt, Military Haversack, Military Kitbag Bearing Braimas Oseni NDA/5609, Military Jack Knife, Eleven assorted GSM powder handsets, One White Container containing suspected narcotics, 18 Handsets, 4 Face Masks, 2 charms and 5 Black Overall, one iron box, etc. The command also recovered Seven (7) Backup Batteries belonging to MTN Nigeria, Two Inverters one Charger.
ARREST OF SUSPECTED KIDNAPPERS/CATTLE RUSTLERS ETC:
The command has rescued 28 hostages and arrested over Ninety Six (96) Suspects including Four Females, Fifty Six (56) suspected kidnappers, Fifteen (15) Armed Robbery Suspects, Five (05) suspected cult related Homicide suspects Five (05) Cattle Rustlers, Fourteen (14) Suspected Indian Hemp Dealers and one (01) Rape suspect. These suspects who specialized in kidnapping/Rustling of cattle and extorting money from their victims as ransom in Dass, Alkaleri, Soro, Tafawa Balewa, Toro and Gumau axis of the State.
Eighty one (81) suspects were charged to Court while Fifteen (15) others are under investigation. The suspects have volunteered very useful information to the Police Detectives regarding their nefarious activities.
The Command is calling on the good people of Bauchi State including all the crème la crème personalities; various Associations/Unions and all residents of the State to cooperate and make the forthcoming Eid-Kabir Sallah Celebrations successful. The Command is fully prepared and battle ready to deal decisively with all manner of trouble and mischief makers who will want to sabotage the Sallah Celebrations.