The Plateau State Police Command in its relentless efforts to get rid of criminal elements in the State, has trailed a gang of notorious kidnappers to their den, dislodged them, rescued six (6) kidnapped victims and gunned down one kidnapper.
A statement released by Alfred Alabo, spokesperson of the command, says on November 1 the police received credible intelligence about a horrible kidnap incident, that some unidentified suspected kidnappers invaded Gwalada village in Toro LGA of Bauchi State and forcefully kidnapped some residents of the area to a rocky forest in between Tumu,Tsaya and Rumfar Gomna in Bassa LGA. Alabo said the Divisional Police Officer of Jengre led a combined team of battle ready Police operatives, STF, Security Help Groups to the kidnappers’ camp.
The police spokesperson said on sighting the security operatives, the kidnappers engaged them in a fierce gun fight but they were subdued by the superior fire power of the security operatives.
He gave the names of the rescued victims as Rashida Hamisu, Mummi Usman, Ibrahim Isa, Ya’u Yahaya, Bala Aminu and Alh. Ishaku Usman all of Gwalfada, Toro LGA, Bauchi. He said one of the kidnappers was gunned down during the operation and his cohorts fled with various degree of bullet wounds.
Alabo mentioned that regrettably, one Nuhu Titus, a hunter who aided the security in the rescue operation lost his life.