Bauchi State Police command has on Tuesday stated that its operatives have arrested 23 hoodlums and recovered dangerous weapons from them.
Police spokesman, SP Ahmed Wakil, stated in Bauchi that operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the police in the state arrested the hoodlums on Monday.
“In a swift response by the Rapid response squad of the Command led by Commander (RRS), as a counter offensive to the activities of Sara Suka hoodlums carried out on 04/04/2022 at Unguwar Hardo/Unguwar Mahaukata within the metropolis at about 2115hrs, the Hoodlums inflicted injuries and caused damage to the properties of residents in the area.
Items recovered were AK-47 Rifle, cutlasses, knives, axes, and razor blades, and 20 rounds of 7.62mm calibre live ammunition, he stated.
He said one other suspect, Ahmadu Shuaibu, 40, alias Ruwaji of Bakin Ruwaji was arrested by police on routine patrol at Nabordo in Toro Local Government Area while in possession of dangerous weapons.
“In another development, on the 15/03/2022 at about 0800hrs the Command detectives while on routine patrol around Nabordo area of Toro LGA, in a swift response Intercepted one Ahmadu Shuaibu aged 40yrs alias Ruwaji of Bakin Ruwaji, Toro LGA. Thorough investigation was made and found in Possession of; AK-47 Rifle, Twenty (20) rounds of 7.62mm caliber live ammunition, Twenty-eight (28) sheep, Thirty-one (31) cows and One (1) Dog.
SP Ahmed Wakil said the suspects would be arraigned after thorough investigation.