Twenty-two thugs have been arrested by men of the Bauchi State police command for allegedly attacking and inflicting injuries on some members of the vigilante within the Bauchi metropolis on Thursday.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Mohammed Wakil, who made this known in a press release made available to journalists in Bauchi, said that the incident occurred on 30th August, 2022.
He said that “the police got an intelligence report on 30/08/2022 at about 1300hrs that on the same date at about 1235hrs some group of notorious thugs attacked members of peace and security committee in Bakin Kura office.”
According to the press release, the thugs who were armed with cutlasses, knives, sticks and other dangerous weapons, mercilessly inflicted serious injuries on some vigilante members.
Those injured according to the PPRO are: Danladi Suleiman 32-year-old and Yakubu Ibrahim 42-year-old.
He also said that on receiving the information, detectives led by the Commander Rapid Response Squad (RRS) responded swiftly and succeeded in arresting the 22 male suspects.
SP Wakil further listed the suspects as Aliyu Adamu ‘m’ alias (U’U) aged 15yrs of Bakaro, Ukasha Abubakar ‘m’ alias (Ukasha Yaro) aged 20yrs of Kofar Mukaddas, Abdulmalik Abdullahi ‘m’ alias (Abba Juga) 18yrs of Kandahar, Nura Inuwa ‘m’ alias (yellow) aged 17yrs of Bakaro, Umar Abdullahi ‘m’ alias Faruq aged 18yrs of Malan Goje, Mohammed Mohammed Koli alias (Uncle) aged 18yrs, Umar Sulaiman alias (Babaji) aged 23yrs, Ibrahim Idris alias (Iri) aged 15yrs and Kabiru Shehu ‘m’ aged 14yrs.
It was gathered that the rest of the suspects include Musa Usman alias (Maidawa) aged 14yrs, Buhari Sani alias (Di Maria) aged 18yrs,
Aliyu Yakubu alias (Ali Luta), Isah Nuhu alias (Halacci), Abdulsamat Aliyu alias (Maikaji), Muhammad Umar alias (Dan wasa), Aliyu Adamu Aliyu alias (Remo), Abubakar Adamu alias (Habule), Mujahid Abdullahi alias (James), Ibrahim Yunusa alias (Dan-mama), Mubarak Ismail alias (Dangongo), Abdullahi Garba ‘m’ alias (Dan Alhaji) and Khalid Kabiru ‘m’ alias (Abba) aged 21yrs.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects, the PPRO said are: three knives, two cutlasses and two sticks.
One of the suspects, Ibrahim Inusa ‘m’ (Dan Mama) was found in possession of one sharp animal horn, one knife, one block of green leaves suspected to be cannabis, 83 pieces of suspected diazepam (D5 tablet) and 138 yellow tablets suspected to be diazepam (D5).
The PPRO, Wakil, who said that all suspects have confessed to the crime, noted that the Commissioner of police in the State, Umar Mamman Sanda has directed that the suspects be charged to court.
He added that the CP has also directed that a special operation be mounted to protect citizens, especially in this period.