The troops of 33 Brigade Nigerian Army, deployed at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Toro, Toro Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State, yesterday arrested 2 suspected kidnappers; Dayibu Abdullahi and Nasiru Adamu at Badiko village along Gumau road, Toro LGA, Bauchi State.
Troops, following a tip off by well meaning Nigerians, also recovered a bag containing the sum of Four Hundred and Thirty Nine Thousand Naira (₦439,000.00k) and some personal items from the suspects. Preliminary investigation shows that the amount was their share from a paid ransom of a recent kidnap incident.
Similarly, another suspected kidnapper, Jibrin Dakam, was arrested same day at Magama, also in Toro LGA, by the troops.
Preliminary investigation confirmed that he escaped from their den at Jenge following the military Operation FOREST KUNAMA at Lame-Burra Forest recently. It was further confirmed that he frequently supply alcohol and other stimulants to the kidnappers.
In a related development, troops deployed at “Kano 2” checkpoint near Durum, in Bauchi LGA, of the same unit, also arrested a suspected armed bandit named Adamu Saleh who was found to be in possession of 8 rounds of 7.62mm (Special), 2 mobile telephone handsets and local charms.
All the suspects are being interrogated further before their eventual handing over to other relevant security agencies.
You are please requested to kindly disseminate this information to the public through your medium.
Thank you for your kind and usual cooperation.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations