Bauchi Police Foils Abduction, Kills Two Gunmen

The Bauchi State Police Command says its operatives have killed at least two bandits who attempted to abduct one 28-year-old Usman Abdulhamid at Rafin Cora village in Ningi local government.

Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the command’s spokesman in a press statement on Sunday explained that the armed suspects invaded the residence of Alhaji Abdulhamid Muhammad, the victim’s father in an effort to perpetrate their heinous act.

“On the 3rd March 2023 credible intelligence revealed to the command that, on the same date at about 0100hrs some unknown gunmen invaded the residence of Alhaji Abdulhamid Muhammad at Rafin Cora village via Ningi LGA in an attempt to kidnap his son, One Usman Abdulhamid, age 28yrs.,” he stated.

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Wakil said the victim who resisted being taken away by the kidnappers was shot multiple times while trying to escape.

He added that the police operatives jointly with a local vigilante group in the area swiftly mobilized to the scene and foiled the abduction.

“On receipt of the information, the police operatives jointly with a local vigilante group led by DPO Ningi swiftly mobilized to the scene to counter the kidnappers from accomplishing their mission in the village. The kidnappers welcomed police operatives with sporadic gunshots.

“While responding, the Operatives engaged them in a gun duel which forced them to scamper in disarray with possible gunshot wounds.

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“Consequently, two of the kidnappers met their waterloo at the spot, while one AK47 was retrieved during the encounter,” Wakil explained, adding the victim was rescued and taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu in neighbouring Jigawa State for treatment.

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