BAUCHI State Police Command has arrested four suspected armed robbers as well as 64 political thugs popularly known as Sara-Suka.
A release issued by the PPRO, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar made available to newsmen contained that, “On 02/06/2019 at about 2305hrs, the Command’s Tactical Team of Operations ‘Puff Adder’, acting on credible intelligence, arrested the duo of Audu Daniel ‘29yrs of Gboko LGA, Benue State and John Samuel 22yrs of Orlu LGA, Imo State at Kofar Gombe area of Bauchi metropolis and recovered one motor vehicle, Lexus Jeep RX 350, model 2007, ash in color, with chassis number 2T2GK31U37100 and registration number EPE 734 EU valued at N4,000,000.”
The release further contained that the suspects freely confessed to having robbed the vehicle along with three others on the same date at about 0900hrs from a woman, at Forest, along Abuja – Jos highway.
After a search on the vehicle, the following items were recovered: Infinix phone belonging to the robbed victim, Photocopy of the vehicle invoice bearing one Linda Onyinye Anakwe of No. 51 Rukuba Jos Plateau State, Pair of clothes, Seven Necklaces and other documents.
Kamal Datti Abubakar added that a discreet investigation led to the arrest of two more suspects on 03/06/2019 in Bauchi metropolis namely: Ikenna Okoronkwo 28yrs of Janta Adamu Jos Plataue stats and Solomon Ijika m 32yrs of Federal Lowcost in connection with the crime stating that the case is under investigation after which the suspects will be charged to court.
Meanwhile, between 2nd and 4th June, 2019 intelligence-led raids were carried out by combined efforts of the Command’s Puff Adder team of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Anti Kidnapping Unit (AKU), State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), ‘A’ Division and Volunteer Members in identified criminal hotspots in Bauchi metropolis.
During the raids, a total number of sixty notorious Sara-Suka thugs were arrested while exhibits recovered from them include: 2 Knives, 11 Machetes and 8 Sachets of assorted illicit drugs.
The PPRO assured that the operations will be sustained to ensure hitch-free Sallah festival while the case is under investigation.
The State Police Command had deployed a total of 3,067 Officers and Men comprising Conventional Police and other Tactical Teams of the Command as well as necessary logistics to all praying grounds and venues of events in the State for the Eid-el Fitri Sallah celebration.
A press statement signed and issued by the PPRO, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar contained that all the personnel deployed for the critical assignment are under the strict instruction of the Commissioner of Police to be civil but firm in the discharge of their duties.
Furthermore, the Command declared it’s preparedness to deal with hoodlums, political thugs and other disgruntled elements that may attempt to cause break down of law and order before, during and after the festive period.
The Command will also collaborate with Sister Security Agencies and all critical stakeholders to ensure that, the celebration was peaceful and hitch-free.
The CP, Habu Sani Ahmadu then extended his warm greetings to all Muslim faithful and other citizens in the state as they celebrate the 2019 Eid-el Fitri and enjoined them to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies in their efforts towards ensuring a peaceful celebrations and equally report any suspicious person or object to the nearest Police Station or call the Command emergency phone number 08151849417.
The Command also assure the good people of Bauchi State of its readiness to perform its statutory responsibility of protection of lives and property of innocent citizens in the State during the celebration.