Bauchi Police arrests 72 suspected criminals in the state
From: Ruth YARNAP, Bauchi
As part of its measure in the ongoing fight against crimes and criminality in the State, under the special operation code named “Operation Puff Adder”, the Bauchi State police command has arrested 72 suspects in connection with reported cases of armed robbery and kidnapping in the state Metropolis and parts of the state.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar in a press briefing at the command’s headquarters in Bauchi said that already, 52 of the suspects have been charged to court.
According to him, the suspects were arrested in the month of October, 2019, stating that 15 suspects are under investigation.
DSP Kamal Datti revealed that among the suspects arrested were two high profile notorious criminals wanted for armed robbery and homicide.
The PPRO gave the names of the suspects as Nazifu Yakubu, 23, Ibrahim Yusuf, 26, and their gang members are Nura Mohamed, 20, Umqr Yusuf, 21, Usman Ahmadu, 22, Yusuf Adamu, 19, and Umar Ismail, 20, all male.
According to him “the suspects confessed to have been involved in armed robbery attacks on residents of Bauchi, Gidan Dubu, Fadaman Mada, GRA, Waterboard Quartres, Tirum, Madina quatres, an Bakaro, among others.
“The suspects also confessed to have killed one Usman Mohammed in the month of April 2019, along Zaranda Hotel,'”
DSP Kamal Datti also disclosed that 10 assorted firearms, five cartridges, 20 cutlasses, two vehicles,two motorcycles, one photo camera, one camera tripod, one GSM handset, and forged identity cards belonging to Ali Shaba musical studio in Kano were recovered from the suspects.