Bauchi Police Clash With Kidnappers, Rescue Victims


The Nigeria Police Force, Bauchi State Command has narrated how some of its personnel in collaboration with a local security outfit called, Danga security, attacked a kidnappers’ hideout at Buzun forest in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Haruna Mohammed, a Police Superintendent and the Public Relations Officer of the Command explained that the operation was following intelligence report from members of the public.

“On sighting the Police, hoodlums opened fire and a fierce gun battle ensued which lasted for more than an hour, PPRO stated.

“As a result, two suspected kidnappers were fatally wounded while one Mustapha Sarkin Bindigan Gali, a member of Danga Security, sustained gunshot injury.

He added, however, that two women hostages were rescued from the kidnappers and one suspect was arrested.

The rescued victims are, Maryam Alh Shu’aibu Hauwa’u Karfe both from Nasarawa ward of Ganjuwa LGA, Bauchi State.

Mohammed also disclosed that, one k2 rifle with beech no. 2016576; one magazine; 15 rounds of live ammunition and other incriminating items were recovered from the kidnappers den.

He noted that “all the Casualties including the rescued victims were taken to General hospital Kafin Madaki for medical attention.”



    “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,” the Police spokesman disclosed.

    He also said that the body of the dead local security man has been released to his relatives for burial after postmortem examination was conducted.

    Mohammed also said that investigations are being intensified to apprehend other fleeing suspects and bring them to Justice.

    He commended the members of the public for cooperating with the police, urging them not to relent in  providing useful information to enable the Police provide Safety and Security in the State.

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