The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested six notorious thugs terrorising the metropolis and two other suspects for receiving a stolen vehicle.
Spokesman of the command, SP Ahmed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, said the suspected thugs known as Yan Sara Suka, were arrested for criminal conspiracy, disturbance of public peace and armed robbery.
Following the arrest of the thugs, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan, called on parents and guardians to prevail on their wards against being used as cannon-fodders.
“On 15/01/2023 at about 1800hrs following intelligence information at the Command disposal revealed that some restive youths known as (‘Yan Sara Suka) came out in massive numbers from different wards of Bauchi metro which include; Unguwar Kur, Bakaro, Karofi, Yakubu Wanka, Kwanar Kwaila, and Unguwar Doya respectively, converged and invaded Kobi Street Bauchi armed with dangerous weapons unleashing terror on innocent citizens and looting shops,” the statement read.
“On receiving the information, a team of detectives attached to Area Command Metro swiftly swung into action and successfully arrested six suspected notorious thugs (‘Yan Sara-Suka) terrorizing Bauchi Metropolitan,”
The suspects are; Sani Mohammed ‘m’ aged 27yrs of Unguwar Kur, Suleiman Mohammed ‘m’ aged 19yrs, Imrana Abbas ‘m’ aged 19yrs of Dutsen Tanshi, Ibrahim Muhammed ‘m’ aged 18yrs, Hassan Alhassan ‘m’ aged 18yrs, Babangida Salisu ‘m’ aged 20yrs all of Anguwar Kur and Dutsen Tanshi respectively.
Items recovered from the suspects include four phones, a cash sum of seventeen thousand nairas (N17,000) , two matches and three knives.
“On 13th January 2023 at about 1420hrs, Command detectives acted on a piece of credible information and arrested one Abdul Mohammed alias P. A ‘m’ of Karofi Bauchi town, Bauchi State in possession of one TOYOTA COROLLA LE with registration number NSR-510TY, ash in color, suspected to be stolen property,” the PPRO stated.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to have received the vehicle from one Haruna second name not yet known ‘m’ of Biu, Biu LGA, Borno State, now at large for onward delivery to one Ibrahim Babaji 30yrs ‘m’ of Misau town, Misau LGA, Bauchi State who was also been arrested and thereafter confessed to have bought the vehicle from one Barau Alim Tela ‘m’ of the same address, also at large, investigation is ongoing.
“An effort has been intensified to arrest the remaining suspects who are at large.”
The CP while commending the Command operatives for the success recorded, assured that all criminal elements will be smoked out of their hiding places and would answer to their crimes in due course.