LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Following the declaration of the State’s governorship election results, the Bauchi State Police Command has revealed that its operatives arrested 11 suspected criminals in possession of ammunitions.
In a statement by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, on 22 March, the suspects were arrested at different locations within the Bauchi metropolis.
Wakil revealed that a total of 11 suspects were apprehended including six teenagers and five adults.
He indicated that the arrests were made in accordance with the command’s prior warning to supporters of political parties that had either won or lost the election not to engage in wild celebrations or hold rallies that could result in the breakdown of law and order in the state.
The statement read, “Following the earlier warning issued by the command on all forms of celebrations and rallies by political party supporters for or against winners/losers of the just-concluded governorship and state assembly elections, the tactical teams attached to the command sustained an aggressive stance against miscreants across the state in a bid to curtail breakdown of law and order following the just-concluded governorship and state assembly elections.
“Consequently, the crime prevention operations conducted across the state led to the arrest of 11 suspects on the alleged criminal conspiracy, thug and thuggery and being in possession of weapons. During the raid, the operatives retrieved 30 assorted weapons.
“The suspects arrested are: Uzaifa Abubakar aka Damo (18), Abdulmalik Hussaini aka Biri (18), Abdulmalik Suleiman aka Bluetooth (21), Usman Isyaku aka Kanzo (20), and Naziru Mohammed aka Binju (18) all males of Bayan NITEL area.
“Others are Mubarak Yahaya (18) of Doya area, Alyusha’u Sanusi (25) of Bayan Zannuwa, Ahmad Usman (28) of Illela, Mubaraq Nasiru (16) of Railway, Idriss Dauda (22) of Tsohon Kamfani and Khalifa Adamu (20) of Danjuma Goje area.”
Wakil added that the suspects were arrested while allegedly disturbing public peace and order along Kobi Street, Fada Roundabout and Danjuma Goje area of Bauchi metropolis.