The Bauchi State Police Command revealed on Saturday that 19 thugs, popularly called Sara suka, were arrested for their operatives in connection with last Saturday’s attack on members of the state peace and security committee, known as the Yan Committee, in Kofar Dumi. .
Journalists had reported Tuesday that six of the Yan Committee members suffered varying degrees of injuries in the deputy where their Toyota Hilux pickup and another vehicle belonging to a Juma’at mosque in the area were set on fire by thugs.
The command’s police public relations officer (PPRO), Mohammed Ahmed Wakil, had confirmed the attack on DAILY POST, adding that some of the thugs had been arrested.
In a press release made available to journalists in Bauchi on Saturday, Wakil revealed that the police arrested 19 thugs.
“On 11/14/2020, at approximately 1:13 p.m., information was received from reliable sources that about twenty thugs went and attacked the office of the members of the security committee (Yan Committee) located in Kofar Dumi Bauchi and burned their truck Hilux, while six of the members of the security committee suffered injuries of varying degrees and were rushed to the Bauchi State Specialist Hospital for treatment.
“Upon receiving the complaint, the Police Commissioner (CP) tasked the Command’s tactical team with the arrest of the perpetrators.
“The team led by Commander RSS jumped into action and carried out a series of raids on criminal hideouts, hot spots and black spots,” stated the PPRO, a deputy superintendent of police (DSP).
According to him, the command’s tactical team arrested the following suspects in connection with the crime: Mubarak Hashim; Umar Ibrahim, also known as Dan Kwaram; Khalid Ibrahim; Yahaya Ibrahim; Mohammed Sani, also known as Mai Laya; Abdulmajeed Muktar, also known as Dila and Abubakar Dahiru.
The police spokesman stated that Mustapha Muhammed, alias Maidala; Suleiman Suleiman, also known as Babaji; Muktar Abdullahi, also known as Junior; Naziru Jibrin, also known as Grap; Musa Bala, also known as Army; Abubakar Bala, also known as Gashi; Isiyaku Adamu, also known as Na Malama; Nazir Isma’ila, also known as Ola; Abubakar Sanusi, also known as Abba; Adamu Ahmad, also known as Ado; Rabi’u Umar, alias Rabson and Bashir Yahaya, alias Basho were also arrested.
“All the suspects mentioned above will be identified and charged to the court immediately,” Wakil stated.
In another incident, the police spokesman said that a gang of nine armed robbers, ranging in age from 18 to 22, were arrested for robbery in the Gudum Hausawa and IDC Zango areas of the Bauchi metropolis.
“On 11/18/2020, at approximately 0136 hours, information was received from Gudum Hausawa villagers that gangs of armed bobbers stormed Gudum Hausawa and IDC Zango in the Bauchi area in mob action.
“Upon receiving the information, the DPO ‘D’ Division jumped into action and led a patrol team to arrest nine suspects,” he said.
The detainees, according to Wakil, are Ahmed Umar (22); Mohammed Danladi (20); Abdulsalam Ali (22); Abdulmumni Zakari Ya’u (18); Umar Aliyu (21); Ibrahim Ahmed (21); Ahmed Adamu (18); Usman Yunusa (18) and Basiru Sabo (18).
The police spokesman further revealed that the evidence recovered from the suspects included nine sets of wrappers; five meters from Shedda; three laptops; an electric iron; three sets of mobile phones and two Jincheng women’s motorcycles.
The sum of 90,000 naira in cash was also recovered from the suspects, according to Wakil; charms seven machetes, a knife; jewelry and rings and a pair of shoes.
He added that police are making efforts to arrest other suspected gang members who escaped to an unknown destination.