Bauchi Police Command says operatives of a special forces battalion based in Azare, a local council in the state handed over to the command six kidnapping suspects.
The command’s spokesman, Muhammad Ahmed Wakili stated this in a press statement issued on Tuesday.
He averred that the police were aimed at collaborating with other agencies as the lead agency in maintaining internal security.
Wakil disclosed that a preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects kidnapped a 23-year-old student of Bauchi State University, Gadau Who resides at Federal Low-cost in Azare Town. According to him, the suspects also snatched Toyota Camry 2010 from the victim.
“Upon receiving the information the military at a checkpoint swung into action and intercepted the stolen vehicle and rescued the victim unhurt, other items recovered from the suspects were eight (8) different (handsets) mobile phones, knives and assorted charms (Juju),” Wakil stated.
He further disclosed that one of the suspects slumped and was certified dead by Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Azare.
“They have confessed to the crime during preliminary findings. During further Investigation, all the suspects confessed to the crime, meanwhile, a discreet investigation has been ignited after which the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution,” Wakil added.
In a related development, the police spokesman noted that one Fatima Muhammad Sani, 17, was arrested for criminal conspiracy.
“Fatima and her cohorts were said to have connived and battered the Saadatu and thereafter poured her boiled water. As a result, she sustained serious injuries on her neck and cheeks”. Wakil said.