Posted by Newsexpress | 12 December 2016 | 1,991 times
The Police in Bauchi State has raided hideout of kidnappers in the state, rescuing victims in the process.
SP Haruna Mohammed, Ag, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bauchi State Police Command, in a statement on Sunday, said that following intelligence report, Police Patrol Team attached to Ganjuwa Division in collaboration with Danga security stormed a kidnappers hideout at Buzun forest in Ganjuwa Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State.
He said on sighting the Police, hoodlums opened fire and a fierce gun battle ensued which lasted for more than an hour. As a result, two suspected kidnappers were fatally wounded while one Mustapha Sarkin Bindigan Gali. A member of Danga Security of Gali hamlet via Soro ward also Sustained gunshot injury.
“However, two women hostages were rescued from the kidnappers and One Suspect was arrested. The rescued victims are, Maryam Alh. Shu’aibu female of Loyi hamlet and Hauwa’u Karfe female of Buzum hamlet all in Nasarawa ward of Ganjuwa LGA of Bauchi State.
The following exhibits were also recovered: one k2 rifle with beech no. 2016576, one magazine, 15 rounds of live ammunition and other incriminating items.
“Meanwhile, all the casualties including the rescued victims were taken to General Hospital, Kafin Madaki for medical attention were the two Suspected kidnappers and One member of Danga Security were certified dead by a medical doctor, while the rescued victims are in stable condition.
“Finally, corpse of the slain Danga security member was released to his relatives for burial after postmortem examination was conducted.
“Case under investigation and efforts are being intensified to apprehend other fleeing suspects and bring them to Justice.
“The Command appreciate members of the public for its cooperation and urged them not to relent in providing useful information to enable the Police provide Safety and Security in the state.”
•Photo shows battle-ready policemen.
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