ENCOUNTER WITH SUSPECTED KIDNAPPERS AND RECOVERY OF ARMS /AMMUNITION AT YUGA FOREST IN TORO LGA OF BAUCHI STATE
In order to stem the tide of rampant cases of kidnappings,cattle rustling and armed banditry along Toro, Gumau and Ningi axis, the Bauchi State Police Command in collaboration with a renown hunter Ali Kwara organized a well coordinated operation relying on actionable intelligence and stormed YUGA forest, a notorious hideout for kidnappers in Toro LGA of Bauchi State between 5/1/2017 to date in order to apprehend the hoodlums and rescue several hostages who were held in captives.
On sighting the police teams, suspects opened fire which triggered a fierce gun battle.After incurring heavy casualties,hoodlums abandoned their rifles and escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.Weapons recovered include,
1.Eight AK 47 Rifles,
2.One AK 49 Rifle,
3.One G3 Rifle,
4.Two Automatic Pump Action,
5.One double barrel gun,
8.Forty Eight (48) Cartridges,
9.Nineteen (19) ammunition of LAR rifle.
10.Three Hundred and Twenty assorted Ammunition. 11.One Charm,one padlock and,
12.Two blue magazine bags.
However, 48 hostages were rescued in good condition of health.Meanwhile, efforts are being intensified to apprehend fleeing suspects.Members of the public are urged to assist the police with information by reporting suspicious persons especially those with bullet wounds to the nearest police station for prompt action please.
SP Haruna Mohammed,
PPRO Bauchi State Police Command.