By Pezuoma Ake
The Bauchi State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested 19 suspects linked to kidnapping, armed robbery, homicide among others across the state.
Ahmed Wakil, the command’s Public Relations Officer, in a press statement, on Friday disclosed detectives of the Command arrested Idi Abdullahi (25), Rabiu Sulaiman (28), Aliyu Malam alias Majo (20) and Hassan Bako (30) all of Maina Maji.
“They conspired among themselves, armed with dangerous weapons, stormed the house of one Jibrin Aliyu and shot him dead. They also stormed into the house of one Ibrahim Dai and kidnapped his son, one Idi Jibrin, to an unknown destination where they demanded a sum of one million five hundred thousand as ransom,” he said.
He added: “On 4th September 2021 at about 3.00am, information received from a Good Samaritan led to the arrest of Nasir Gaddafi (30), Abdulrahman Mahmood (40), Kabiru Saleh (48) all of Birshin Fulani and Tsakani.
“They conspired among themselves, armed with AK-47 rifles and other dangerous weapons, to storm the house of one Alhaji Dan’asabe Bayara where they shot one Danjuma Umar (53) to death.
“They robbed him of his valuables, kidnapped his son to an unknown destination, demanded and collected the sum of N800,000 as ransom.”