By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
Police operatives in Bauchi State have arrested six suspected notorious thugs (‘Yan Sara-Suka) terrorizing the Bauchi metropolitan area namely Sani Mohammed aged 27yrs of Unguwar Kur; Suleiman Mohammed (19yrs); and Imrana Abbas (19) of Dutsen Tanshi.
Others arrested in connection with the crimes, according to the Bauchi Police Command, are Ibrahim Muhammed (18) Hassan Alhassan (18yrs) and Babangida Salisu (20) all of Anguwar Kur and Dutsen Tanshi quarters respectively.
“On 15/01/2023 at about 1800hrs following intelligence information at the Command disposal revealed that some restive youths known as (‘Yan Sara Suka) came out in massive numbers from different wards of Bauchi metro which include; Unguwar Kur, Bakaro, Karofi, Yakubu Wanka, Kwanar Kwaila, and Unguwar Doya respectively, converged and invaded Kobi Street Bauchi armed with dangerous weapons unleashing terror on innocent citizens and looting shops”.
The Command PPRO, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil said that on receiving the information, a team of detectives attached to Area Command Metro swiftly swung into action and successfully arrested six suspected notorious thugs (‘Yan Sara-Suka) terrorizing Bauchi Metropolis
SP Ahmed Wakil gave the stolen items recovered from the suspects as four (4) handset phones, cash sums of N17,000), as well as exhibits two matches and three knives recovered from the Suspects, while efforts have been intensified to arrest their fleeing accomplices.
The Bauchi Police Command had in a related development said to have arrested one Abdul Mohammed, alias P.A of Karofi Quarters in Bauchi metropolis in possession of one Toyota Corolla Le ash in colour with registration number NSR-510TY suspected to be stolen property.
“On 13th January 2023 at about 1420hrs, Command detectives acted on a piece of credible information and arrested one Abdul Mohammed alias P. A ‘m’ of Karofi Bauchi town, Bauchi State in possession of one TOYOTA COROLLA LE with registration number NSR-510TY, ash in color, suspected to be stolen property”.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to have received the vehicle from one Haruna second name not yet known ‘m’ of Biu, Biu LGA, Borno State, now at large for onward delivery to one Ibrahim Babaji 30yrs ‘m’ of Misau town, Misau LGA, Bauchi State who was also been arrested and thereafter confessed to have bought the vehicle from one Barau Alim Tela ‘m’ of the same address, also at large, investigation is ongoing. An effort has been intensified to arrest the remaining suspects who are at large”.
The Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan while commending the command operatives for the success recorded, assured the state citizens that all criminal elements will be smoked out of their hiding places and would answer to their crimes in due course.
CP Aminu Alhassan, however called on parents and guardians to prevail on their wards and protégés against being used as cannon-fodders for criminal conspiracy, disturbance of public peace and armed robbery.