Police arrest three suspected kidnappers in Bauchi


Police officers from the Nigerian Police Zone 12 Command Headquarters in Bauchi, together with members of a vigilante group, arrested three suspected kidnappers in the metropolis of Bauchi.

The suspects, according to Area Police Public Relations (PPRO) official Thomas Goni, were arrested as they took their victim to the Waya Makafi neighborhood of the Bauchi metropolis.

Goni, a police commissioner (SP), informed the DAILY POST on Thursday that the alleged kidnappers stormed the residence of their victim, one Alhaji Yakubu Iliyasu, a resident of Waya Makafi and kidnapped him.

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He named the suspects Al-Amin Umar Yusuf (38); Mubarak Yahaya Dan Bakwai (27) and Sadiq Adamu (21), all from Waya Makafi.

The alleged kidnappers, SP Goni informed, demanded an undisclosed sum of money from their victim before taking him away.

He said luck worked against the suspects when they were accosted by vigilantes working in the area.

“I can confirm the arrest of three suspected kidnappers. They are in our custody, ”the zone police spokesperson told DAILY POST.

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“Members of a vigilante group working in this area arrested them before the police arrived. The police came to reinforce the vigilante.

“They said they needed (their victim’s) money. They were arrested while they were taking their victim away.

He said the Deputy Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 12, Audu Adamu Madaki, had ordered a discreet investigation into the case, adding that they would be charged with prosecution once the investigation was completed. finished.

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