A distress call was received by Bauchi State Command of the Nigeria Police Force on the 22nd January 2022 at about 03:45 hours which indicated that earlier on same day at about 02:00 hours, some unknown gunmen invaded Gambar Sabon layi village and attacked innocent residents.
On receiving the report, detectives of the command were drafted to the scene led by the DPO Tafawa Balewa Divisional Police Headquarters.
The team evacuated the victims to the Tafawa Balewa General Hospital for medical treatment.
Unfortunately, four victims were certified dead by the medical doctor, while one person sustained various degrees of injury during the attack.
Similarly, one person was confirmed to have been kidnapped to an unknown destination by the assailants.
The Commissioner of Police CP Aminu Alhassan directed a discreet investigation to commence in earnest to arrest the perpetrators of this dastardly act to face the wrath of the law.
RECOVERY OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION
Operatives attached to the command acted on credible intelligence and uncovered an armory of suspected kidnappers.
The armory was uncovered on the 22nd January 2023, by a patrol team attached to Liman Katagum Divisional Police headquarters led by the DPO while on patrol around the Tudun Wada area of Liman Katagum, Bauchi Local Government Area.
Consequently, an underground armory was uncovered, and the following items were recovered; Three (3) AK47 rifles
One (1) LAR rifle, One (1) LAR Magazine
Forty-nine (49) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, Nine (9) AK47 magazines,
One (1) pair of army camouflage jacket, and One (1) pair of Police camouflage trousers.
While commending the operatives, the Commissioner of Police CP Aminu Alhassan ordered round-the-clock surveillance around the area in a bid to arrest the miscreants.
@views exclusive rights: SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil Anipr, Police Public Relations Officer, For; Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command, January 22, 2023.