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Recent Criminal Incidents in Bauchi State [Press Release]



The Bauchi State Police Command is issuing a press release to update the public on two recent criminal incidents that have occurred within the state. The incidents involve an armed robbery and a case of criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, and belonging to an unlawful society.

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Armed Robbery Incident in Jakabinne Area, Misau LGA

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On 21st February 2024, at approximately 02:30 a.m., a group of armed individuals, commonly referred to as “Men of the underworld,” launched an attack on residents in the Jakabinne area of Misau Local Government Area, Bauchi State. The Command received information about the incident and the Misau Divisional Police Headquarters promptly dispatched a team of detectives to the scene.

Upon arrival, the police operatives encountered gunfire from the armed robbers but effectively repelled them with superior firepower. During the exchange, the ringleader sustained gunshot wounds, while the other assailants fled into nearby bushes. The injured ringleader later confessed that their group consisted of thirteen individuals who had converged in Misau for the purpose of carrying out armed robberies.

As a result of the operation, the police recovered several exhibits, including a local-made pistol, five handsets, and the sum of twenty-four thousand, six hundred and sixty-five naira (N24,665). Furthermore, intelligence obtained by the Command suggests that the criminals originated from Bauchi and were part of a larger group led by Uzaifa Abdullahi, also known as Majidadi, from Kofar Dumi.

Several suspects have been apprehended, including Jamilu Ibrahim, Nuhu Ya’u, Abubakar Abdulmumin, and Alhassan Hussaini. Uzaifa Abdullahi, however, succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical treatment. Investigations are ongoing, and efforts are being intensified to apprehend the remaining accomplices, including Abdullahi Master, Abdul Dan Umma, Ismael Labatu, Prado, and Ambulo.


Criminal Conspiracy, Culpable Homicide, and Unlawful Society “Cultism”

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On 18th February 2024, at around 09:20 a.m., the Durum outstation received a distress call from Abubakar Shehu, reporting the discovery of a deceased young man in a bush on the outskirts of Kuhu village, Bauchi LGA. In response, a patrol team from the C Division swiftly proceeded to the scene and evacuated the body to ATBU Teaching Hospital in Bauchi for medical examination. The victim was certified dead by a medical doctor.

Subsequently, on 19th February 2024, at approximately 07:00 a.m., another distress call was received from the same location, reporting the discovery of a second corpse in the same area. Once again, the patrol team, led by the DPO of the C Division, responded, and the body was taken to ATBU Teaching Hospital. No physical injuries or marks of violence were observed on either of the bodies. However, the second victim had punctured eyes.

Prior to the report of the second corpse, on 18th February 2024 at 06:30 p.m., three suspects identified as Hoomvez Martins Nyelong, Daniel Audu Adamu, and Maigari Inuwa were apprehended in the vicinity. They failed to provide a satisfactory account of their presence in the area. Two of the suspects are students at ATBU Bauchi, while one claimed to have graduated from the University of Jos. Further investigations indicate that the suspects may be members of a cult group responsible for the killings.

Upon investigation, various exhibits were recovered from the scene, including razor blades, empty bottles of water and alcohol, sachets of water, candles, sticks with bloodstains, and torn short trousers. WhatsApp chats found on Hoomvez Martins Nyelong’s mobile phone implicated him as the person who left the first corpse, identified as Reheboth Joseph Deshi, in the area.

The investigation into these incidents is ongoing, with efforts being intensified to apprehend all remaining accomplices involved.

**Conclusion**

The Bauchi State Police Command, under the leadership of Commissioner of Police CP Auwal Musa Mohammed psc, urges the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities in their neighborhoods promptly. The Command is committed to ensuring the safety and security of lives and property and calls on all stakeholders to collaborate with the police to eliminate all forms of insecurity and crime, creating a crime-free society.

*SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, Anipr*
*Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO)*
*For: Commissioner of Police*
*Bauchi State Command*

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