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Bauchi police kill 10 bandits, rescue 34 kidnap victims


Bauchi police kill 10 bandits, rescue 34 kidnap victims

The Bauchi Police Command announced that its operatives have successfully neutralized approximately 10 suspected kidnappers/bandits in the Jan-Dutse area located within the Yankari Forest.

This operation subsequently led to the rescue of 39 kidnap victims, who are now safe and sound.

The rescued individuals comprise 28 adult males, eight adult females, and three infants. Following their rescue, they underwent a thorough medical examination at the General Hospital in Alkaleri local government area of the State before being joyfully reunited with their families.

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The successful operation took place on September 15, 2023, and was carried out by the Police Command’s Operation Sharan Daji team, in collaboration with local stakeholders, including hunters. CSP Makama Magaji led the operation, acting on credible intelligence.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the law enforcement team conducted a swift raid on a suspected kidnapper’s hideout and engaged the culprits in a fierce gun battle.

The police emerged victorious due to their superior firepower, resulting in the elimination of 10 criminals, while others fled in different directions with gunshot wounds.

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The kidnapped victims, who were in grave danger, were subsequently identified as residents of various areas within the state.

They included individuals such as Muhammadu Sardauna of Sabon Layi, Meshack Isyaku of Kafi, and Mustapha Muhammadu of Sabon Jiri, among others.

The kidnappers had reportedly demanded a ransom of N50 million from each victim before the successful rescue operation by “Operation Sharan Daji,” rendering their plans futile.

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Commending the operatives for their bravery and selfless service, the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command, CP Auwal Musa Muhammad, assured the citizens of the state that the battle against crime and criminality would soon be won.

He called for continuous support for the police and other law enforcement agencies and promised that they would not relent until normalcy is restored throughout the state.