Abubakar Yakubu, popularly known as Dogo and Abdullahi Adamu, both residents of Quanpan local councils of Plateau State, allegedly stormed the residence of a Bauchi-based Samaila Gidado to kidnap him to an unknown destination.
According to Ahmed Wakil, spokesman for Bauchi Police Command, the suspects abducted Gidado on October 25 and did not release him until they collected N3.1 million ransom.
Wakil added that the two suspects were arrested after sustaining injuries by the team of detectives during their operation.
He said: “During the investigation, the team of detectives were assigned to trace and arrest the suspects, on the investigation process, a piece of information was received from a reliable source that they were seen in a bush, where a tactical team were quickly drafted and cordon the area and engaged in gun dual as a result of superior firepower two of the suspects got injuries and successfully arrested while others escaped with gun injuries, and all effort has put in place to arrest the remaining gang members”.
The spokesman added that the commissioner of police, Umar Mammam Sanda had directed DPOs and tactical Commanders to sustain clampdown on criminal elements in the state.
Similarly, the spokesman said the officers of the command attached to Ali Kwara in Azare also arrested ten suspects terrorizing the state and neighboring states where a Boxer Bajaj motorcycle was recovered from them as exhibit.
While investigation is ongoing, the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution, according to the spokesman.