Police raid Kidnappers Den, kill 2 Kingpins in Bauchi; Rescue hostages.

The Police in Bauchi State at the weekend invaded a notorious kidnapping den located in Buzum forest in Ganiwa local government area and after a fierce shootout, rescued kidnapped female hostages from the den while two kidnappers were neutralized.

After the shootout, some of the kidnap kingpins sustained gunshot injuries; some were arrested while some escaped with bullet wounds.

Confirming the rescue of the hostages in a statement sent to Vanguard, Acting Public Relations Officer of the Bauchi State Command, Superintendent of Police Haruna Mohammed said, “On Saturday 10/12/2016 at about 11:00hrs, following intelligence report, Police Patrol Team attached to Ganjuwa Division in collaboration with Danga security stormed a kidnappers hideout at Buzun forest in Ganjuwa LGA of Bauchi State.
“On sighting the Police, several hoodlums opened fire and a fierce gun battle ensued which lasted for more than an hour.

“As a result, two suspected kidnappers were fatally wounded while one Mustapha Sarkin Bindigan Gali, a member of Danga Security, male of Gali hamlet in Soro ward also sustained gunshot injury.
“However, two women hostages were rescued from the kidnappers while one Suspect was arrested.

“The rescued victims are Maryam Alh Shu’aibu female of Loyi hamlet and, Hauwa’u Karfe female of Buzum hamlet all in Nasarawa ward of Ganjuwa LGA of Bauchi State.
“Exhibits recovered from the kidnapping gang according to SP Mohammed include one K2 rifle with batch no. 2016576, one magazine, 15 rounds of live ammunition and other incriminating items.
Continuing the PPRO said “All the Casualties including the rescued victims were taken to General hospital Kafin Madaki for medical attention.

“At the hospital, the two suspected kidnappers and one member of Danga Security were certified dead by a medical doctor, while the rescued victims are in stable condition.
While noting that the Corpse of the slain Danga security member was released to his relatives for burial after postmortem examination was conducted, Mohammed said the case is under investigation and efforts are being intensified to apprehend other fleeing suspects and bring them to Justice.
“The Command appreciates Members of the public for its cooperation and urged them not to relent in providing useful information to enable the Police provide Safety and Security in the State” he said.




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