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Bauchi kidnappers abduct three children from parent’s house


The police in Bauchi State have arrested two members of a kidnap gang which abducted three children from their father’s house in the Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state.

Our correspondent learnt that the two suspects — Adamu Mohammed, 20, and 51-year-old Ahmadu Baushe — were apprehended on Thursday around 6pm by police detectives attached to the state Anti-Kidnapping Unit.

It was gathered that the suspects, alongside others, whose identities could not yet be obtained, stormed the residence of one Alhaji Mohammed Adam at Firo Village in the Ganjuwa LGA and abducted his three children.

The abduction took place around 4am on Thursday.

However, while the kidnappers were reportedly discussing ransom with the children’s relations on the telephone, the police swooped on them, acting on an intelligence report, and arrested the two suspects, while others fled.

The Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the arrest, said four members of the kidnap gang were still at large.

He said, “Detectives attached to the state Anti-Kidnapping Unit arrested Mohammed and Baushe at Luga Mountain in Ganjuwa. The suspects conspired with four others still at large and stormed the residence of their victim, kidnapping three victims.”


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