Physically Challenged, 2 Women Arrested for Kidnapping in Bauchi

Thirty-year-old physically challenged Hamisu Umaru was among the kidnapping suspects arrested in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The Bauchi Police Command says Umaru was arrested alongside two other women — Rabi Tela and Hajara Bello — who were suspected to be acting as informants for kidnap kingpins and other gangs in Tabia and Kongoro communities of Burra ward, Ningi LGA.

Three other suspects were also arrested. They are Ahmadu Abdullahi, 18, Adamu Wada Tela,18, and Usman Iliya,15.

Bauchi Police ‘Rescue 10 Abducted Victims, Neutralise 2 Kidnappers, Arrest Another’

Recently, kidnappings and cattle rustling became endemic in Ningi with security operatives maintaining steady efforts against the kidnappers.

Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, spokesman for the command in a statement said “police detectives in conjunction with the Nigerian Army and other Quasi security outfits arrested four (4) members of kidnapper’s groups stationed within Kongoro Community and observing the movement of the Communities, which include Rahane Abubakar, Habu Tukur, 23, Mohammed Rabiu, 40, Idris Haruna and Sule Haruna.”

The police spokesman said five abductees including a woman and her child were rescued from the kidnappers’ den. He noted that the rescued victims had been reunited with their families.

Bandits Kill 2 in Bauchi Village

“Moreover, during the operations, the Command had rescued five (5) kidnapped victims from the kidnapper’s den, among them includes; Mai Unguwan Kayel village under Balma district, Three Fulani from Kurmi with their three (3) motorcycles and a woman and her child from Kurmi village and reunited them with their respective families heal and healthy.

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“Subsequently, operation continues to yield immense positive results which led to the rescue of another five (5) kidnapped victims from different kidnapper’s enclaves at Burra Forest, Ningi LGA, however, two (2) suspected kidnappers were also arrested alongside seventy (70) Cows, sixty (60) Sheep’s and Goats suspected to be rustled were also recovered,” Wakil said.


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