Police Neutralise Kidnappers, Rescue 16 In Bauchi

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Operatives of Bauchi state Police command, in a combined operation with the military and local hunters, have neutralised kidnappers in Burra Forest, Ningi local government area of Bauchi State.
The operatives rescued sixteen kidnapped victims during the operation.
On Saturday, Police operatives in line with Operation Restore Peace (ORP) comprising Police, military and other quasi-security outfits, particularly local hunters on a routine patrol stormed into the kidnappers’ den located on top of the mountain situated at Shande village area of Kurmi, a village at the outskirts of Burra.
According to a statement on Sunday by Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, on sighting the team of combined operatives, the kidnappers started firing at the operatives.
He said, however, in response, the operatives repelled the kidnappers with superior firepower which lasted for about 2 hours.
“As a result, sixteen (16) kidnapped victims were rescued, out of which five (5) kidnapped victims sustained various degrees of injuries while the remaining eleven (11) were rescued unhurt,” he said.
The injured victims rescued are; Alh. Shuaibu of Kurmi village Burra, Alh. Bammi of Kongoro village Burra, Mai Unguwa Shende village Burra, Dantsoho Mai Shayi of Kurmi village Burra and Abubakar of Matigwai village Sumaila LGA Kano State.
They were evacuated to Burra general hospital for immediate medical treatment.
Also the remaining eleven (11) victims rescued unhurt are Zahariya Ibrahim age 17-year-old of Dana Village Burra, Walida Idi 16-year-old girl of Sabon Gida Mazai village Burra, Maryam Shehu 25-year-old of Sabon Gida Mazai village Burra, Abubakar Adamu 15-year-old of Ruwan Dinya village Burra,Muntari Badamasi age 40years of Shaka Leme village Burra, Ibrahim Abdullahi 15-year-old of Ruwan Dinya village Burra and Sani Abdullahi a 10-year-old boy of Ruwan Dinya village Burra.
Others are; Ibrahim Rabi’u 30-year-old of Shaka Leme village Burra, Saleh Umaru 35-year-old of Matigwai village Sumaila LGA Kano State, Isah Alh. Tashi 20-year-old of Kere Village Burra as well as Tasi’u Abdullahi 30-year-old of Shaka Leme village Burra.
Similarly, the successful operation led to the neutralisation of so many kidnappers/bandits as a result of the exchange of heavy gunfire.
Wakil further said efforts are being intensified to arrest and prosecute the fleeing suspects with possible bullet wounds unfailingly, an investigation is still ongoing.
The Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command CP Auwal Musa Muhammad urged members of the public to immediately report any suspicious person(s) and/or with a suspected bullet wound visiting any medical care centres to the nearest Police station.


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