Troops arrest suspected kidnappers in Bauchi

FOLLOWING a tip-off, troops of 33 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Forward Operation Base (FOB) Toro, Toro Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State, on Thursday, arrested two suspected kidnappers at Badiko village, on Gumau road, Bauchi State.

The troops also recovered a bag containing the sum of N439,000 and some personal items from the suspects.

Preliminary investigation showed that the amount was their share from a paid ransom of a recent kidnap incident.

Similarly, another suspected kidnapper was arrested same day at Magama, also in Toro Local Government Area of the state by the troops.

Preliminary investigation confirmed that he escaped from their den at Jenge, following the military Operation Forest Kunama at Lame-Burra Forest recently.

It was further confirmed that he frequently supply alcohol and other stimulants to the kidnappers.

In a related development, troops deployed at “Kano 2” checkpoint, near Durum, in Bauchi Local Government Area, also arrested a suspected armed bandit found to be in possession of eight rounds of 7.62mm (special), two mobile telephone handsets and local charms.

All the suspects were being interrogated before their eventual hand over to other relevant security agencies.