Troops arrest suspected kidnaper, armed bandit in Bauchi

Posted by News Express | 26 August 2016 | 4,716 times

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 Following a tip off by well meaning Nigerians, troops of 33 Brigade Nigerian Army, deployed at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Toro, Toro Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State, yesterday arrested two suspected kidnappers, whose names were given as Dayibu Abdullahi and Nasiru Adamu at Badiko village along Gumau Road.

A Statement issued on Thursday by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman explained that the troops also recovered a bag containing the sum of N439, 000 and some personal items from the suspects.

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

“Similarly, another suspected kidnapper, Jibrin Dakam, was arrested same day at Magama, also in Toro LGA, 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 supplied alcohol and other stimulants to the kidnappers.

“In a related development,  troops deployed at "Kano 2" checkpoint near Durum, in Bauchi LGA, of the same unit, also arrested a  suspected armed bandit named Adamu Saleh who was found to be in possession of eight rounds of 7.62mm (Special), 2 mobile telephone handsets and local charms.

All the suspects are being interrogated further before their eventual handing over to other relevant security agencies.

Photo shows Nigerian troops on duty.

Source: News Express

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