Police Foil Terror Attack on Bauchi Village

Police operatives in Bauchi State have foiled an attempted bandits’ attack on Burra town in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Ahmed Muhammed Wakili, spokesman for Bauchi Police Command, said in a statement issued yesterday, that one of the suspects was arrested after police repelled the attack.

“The operatives responded to a distress call that on 06/08/2023 at about 0200hrs suspected kidnappers numbering about four (4) armed with dangerous weapons invaded one house in Burra village and attempted to kidnap the occupant. While struggling, the suspects inflicted multiple machete cuts on the victim. As a result, he sustained various degrees of injuries,” he stated.

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According to the police spokesman, “upon receipt of the report, a joint team of police operatives led by the divisional police officer and local vigilantes swung into action and drafted to the scene, where they engaged the bandits in a gun duel which led to the killing of one of them while others escaped with gun wounds.

“On sighting the operatives, the suspects fired at the operatives. While responding, the operatives engaged the suspects with firepower which subdued the suspects to scamper into the nearest bushes.”

The statement further said preliminary investigations have revealed that the escaped suspects were among the kidnapping syndicate along the Burra area of Bauchi and parts of Kano states.

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He added that one locally made single-barrel gun was recovered, and efforts are on to apprehend the fleeing suspects.

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Burra, in Ningi LGA, had, along with other local communities, come under a series of attacks, killings, and abductions of residents by bandits operating within the Burra forest.

WikkiTimes had earlier reported that the police had arrested a 30-year-old physically challenged Hamisu Umaru alongside two other women — Rabi Tela and Hajara Bello — who were suspected to be acting as informants for kidnap kingpins and other gangs in the Tabia and Kongoro communities of Burra ward, Ningi LGA.

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