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The Commissioner of Police in Bauchi State, Zaki Ahmed, says the command has arrested 131 suspects for alleged kidnapping, rape, robbery and other offences from Jan. 10 to Feb. 28.
Ahmed disclosed this on Friday while briefing newsmen on the activities of the command in Bauchi.
He also said that the command had rescued 21 hostages of which 12 were women in Basirka/Balmo forest in Darazau Local Government Area of the state.
“A total of 131 suspects were arrested which include 55 suspected kidnappers; 39 suspected armed robbers; 16 rape suspects and three thugs known as “Sara Suka”.
” Others are: 15 homicide suspects, two mischief suspects, two grievous hurt suspects and one in respect of abandoned child,” Ahmed said.
He said 93 suspects were charged to court, 14 cleared and 21 still under investigation.
The commissioner said the command had also recovered one AK47 rifle; one Diana Mode 27 rifle; one single barrel gun; two fabricated guns; one Barretta rifle; two pump action guns and seven Dane guns.
Others include 107 round of .99 live ammunition; 225 ammunition of Lar rifle; 29 rounds of 7.62 ammunition; 16 cartridges and one magazine loaded with 30 rounds of 5.5 ammunition.
Ahmed said that exhibits recovered from the suspects include 46 cell phones of different modes used in negotiation for ransom by kidnappers and 12 motorcycles.
He said one bag of suspected hard drugs; six knives; one cutlass; two quivers containing 30 arrows; two bows; five torch lights; one catapult; three tramafoul tablets suspected to be hard drugs and cash in the sum of N389,000 were also recovered from the suspects.