The police in Bauchi State, on Wednesday, said they arrested some thugs (Sara Suka) in Bauchi metropolis ahead of this year’s Sallah celebration.
The arrest of the thugs was made known by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Ahmed Mohammed Wakil.
In a press release he signed and made available in Bauchi, the police assured that they were ready to be alive to their constitutional duty of maintaining law and order, providing adequate security of lives and property, preventing and detecting crimes, and enforcing the laws to preserve civil order.
According to Wakil, a Superintendent of Police (SP), among the thugs arrested were three teenagers identified by a 21-year-old man, one Sadiq Bala, to have amputated his right hand.
“The command received a complaint from one Sadiq Bala ‘m’ aged 21yrs, a victim of Sara-suka who was later invited for an identification parade and he vividly identified one Ibrahim Musa ‘m’ aged 18yrs, Buhari Ahmad ‘m’ aged 18yrs and Abba Usman ‘m’ aged 18yrs to be amongst the thugs that amputated his right hand,” Wakil stated.
He added that the suspects confessed to the allegation against them and were remorseful for their actions.
The three teenagers, the police spokesman stated, were among those arrested Tuesday last week by operatives of the command’s Operation Restore Peace (ORP) at Mallan Goje, Nasarawa, and Karofi areas of the state capital.
Wakil listed the suspected thugs arrested in the operation as Adamu Sirajo (25, alias Dan Baba); Sadiq Isah (20); Nasiru Abdullahi (19); Amir Abdullahi (20); Ukasha Ladan (21); Abdulkarim Mohammad (22); Ibrahim Musa (17, alias Na ma’aiki); Abbas Usman (18); Buhari Ahmad (19) and Safiyanu Abdullahi (20).
Exhibits recovered from the suspects, according to the PPRO, included three knives, four machetes, two sharp iron, among others.