The Bauchi State Police Command has neutralised 12 bandits and kidnappers.
In a statement, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, says it also neutralised the bandits’ kingpin, Mansur who the police said has been terrorising Alkaleri Local Government Area and other neighbouring states of Taraba, Plateau and Gombe.
The statement says the joint operation of security operatives on Monday engaged suspected bandits in four different hideouts; Mansur, Digare, Gwana and Dajin Madam in Alkaleri forest.
The police spokesman notes that the superior fire-power by the operatives left twelve (12) of the kidnappers neutralized while others were subdued, dislodged, and scampered in disarray into the nearby bushes with possible gunshot wounds and abandoned their Camp.
Wakil, states that weapons and operational motorcycles were recovered during the operation as the Command is intensifying efforts to apprehend the fleeing members of the syndicate.
Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; editing by Julian Osamoto