The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a suspected four-man gang of serial killers following intelligence reports.
Garba Umar, the Commissioner of the Command, told journalists at the police headquarters in Bauchi that the gang had killed many people in the state including two people killed last three weeks.
The arrested suspects are Adamu Abubakar, male (52) (gang leader), Muhammad Lawan, male (52), Ahmadu Gambo, male (38) and Mohammed Tukur, male (50), all of Galambi Ward of Bauchi State.
“During my last stakeholders’ meeting with various Myetti Allah groups in the state, I enjoined them to disclose the identities of the groups allegedly behind a series of extrajudicial killings of suspected kidnappers and cattle rustlers in the state and they vehemently denied knowledge of such syndicates.”
“The groups usually take the law into their own hands, go to villages in their hundreds and abduct their victims to unknown destinations and kill them extrajudicially on mere allegations.
“When the situation continued unabated, the command set up a special team with the sole mandate to unravel the syndicate behind these dastardly acts with a view to bringing them to justice.
“However, on 26/5/2017 at about 0600hrs, following painstaking surveillance operations, the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit smashed a syndicate either known as BABELI or GAMA KAI and arrested the following suspects at Runde Mountain Bauchi.”
The Police Commissioner also said they freed the suspects’ victim, Musa Umaru, 38, of Barnawa village, Bauchi who was kidnapped.
Two fabricated guns were also recovered from the suspects.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the same gang abducted and killed one Tambaya Jauro and one Ahmadu Musa at Miya District of Ganjuwa LGA of Bauchi State on 11/05/2017,” Umar said.