The Bauchi State Police Command has said its operatives have arrested 11 miscreants for wielding dangerous weapons in the wake of the announcement of the Gubernatorial election results in the state.
In a statement made available to journalists by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, the suspects were arrested at different locations within the Bauchi metropolis.
He said those arrested included six teenagers and five adults.
Wakil said that the arrests were done in the enforcement of the command’s earlier warning to supporters of political parties who won or lost the elections not to engage in wild celebrations or hold rallies which could eventually lead to the breakdown of law and order in the state.
“Sequel to the earlier warning issued by the command on all forms of celebrations and rallies by political party supporters for or against winners/losers of the just concluded Gubernatorial and state assembly election, the tactical teams attached to the command sustained an aggressive stance against miscreants across the state in a bid to curtail breakdown of law and order following the just concluded gubernatorial and state assembly elections.
“Consequently, the crime prevention operations conducted across the state led to the arrest of eleven (11) suspects on the alleged criminal conspiracy, thug and thuggery and being in possession of a dangerous weapon. During the raid, the operatives retrieved thirty (30) assorted dangerous weapons.
“The following suspects arrested are Uzaifa Abubakar aka Damo (18), Abdulmalik Hussaini aka Biri (18), Abdulmalik Suleiman aka Bluetooth (21), Usman Isyaku aka Kanzo (20), Naziru Mohammed aka Binju (18) all males of Bayan Nitel area.
“Others are Mubarak Yahaya (18) of Doya area, Alyusha’u Sanusi (25) of Bayan Zannuwa, Ahmad Usman (28) of Illela, Mubaraq Nasiru (16) of Railway, Idriss Dauda (22) of Tsohon Kamfani and Khalifa Adamu (20) of Danjuma Goje area,” he stated.
The police spokesman added that “the aforementioned suspects were arrested wielding dangerous weapons, disturbing public peace and order” along Kobi Street, Fada roundabout, and Danjuma Goje area of Bauchi metropolitan.”