Bauchi Police nabs 2 suspected armed robbers, motorcycle thieves, others

By: Luka Daniel (Bauchi),

The Bauchi State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested two suspected armed robbers, who came from Jos to rob innocent citizens of the state.

The Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) of the Command, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar stated this on Thursday while parading the suspects at the Command headquarters in Bauchi.

According to him, the suspects, Aliyu Habibu, 22yrs and Auwal Hassan 23 years both from  Bauchi Road, Jos were arrested ‎following credible intelligence that an armed robbery gang arrived Bauchi metropolis from Jos, Plateau State in a motor vehicle, Golf Passat model, blue in colour and Reg. No. NTT-640-AA with intent to rob innocent citizens of the State.

‎”On receipt of the information all tactical teams attached to Operation Puff Adder of the Command were drafted to be on watch of the said vehicle”.‎ The PPRO said.

“Fortunately, at about 2300hrs of same date, the said vehicle was intercepted at AKY Makama Filling Station near Bayan Gari Area of Bauchi metropolis with following suspects inside the vehicle while others are still at large”. He added. ‎

Exhibits recovered from the suspects according to the Police spokesperson include:

  1. One AK-47 Live ammunition
  2. Six (6) cutlasses

iii. Shop breaking instruments

  1. Hacksaw
  2. Hammer
  3. Thirty seven (37) wrappers

vii. Three (3) Motor Vehicle Batteries.

DSP Kamal who said, discreet investigation led to the arrest of their accomplice in Bauchi one Alhaji Jamilu aka Jamilu Thinking who haboured them noted that the case is under investigation, while effort is on top gear to arrest the remaining suspects.

Similarly, the Police image maker disclosed that ‎the Command Operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder arrested one Mohammed Shehu of State Low-cost Bauchi, at a painters garage in Muda Lawal market Bauchi, while trying to repaint a stolen motorcycle.

He pointed out that the suspect before his arrest was parading himself as a policeman and has sold stolen motorcycles several times to receivers as auctioned motorcycles from the Police.

‎Equally arrested, DSP Kamal said were three stolen motorcycles receivers.

The suspects according to Kamal are Isiyaka Shuaibu of Nasarawa/Jahun,‎ Ladan of Gombe Road, Ismail Mohammed( 22yrs) of Kofar Dumi area of Bauchi and Sani of Gombe road with four motorcycles recovered as ‎exhibits.

Also, in the period under review, DSP Kamal said based on a tiff-off, the Command Operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder arrested one Musa Umar Adamu of Karofin Madaki ward Bauchi and recovered one fabricated pistol with three rounds of cartridges as exhibits.

‎The arrests according to the PPRO, was  between Sunday 16th to Thursday 27th June, 2019.

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