Bauchi State Police Command says intelligence report at its disposal reveals that some elements have infiltrated the State to kidnap under-age children for ransom or other motives.
Against this backdrop, the Command has urged members of the public to monitor their children and be security conscious by paying special attention to strangers and report suspicious persons or objects within their neighbourhood to the nearest Police Station or through the an emergency phone number (08151849417) for prompt response
Bauchi PPRO, SP Haruna Mohammed, in the statement, however, assured members of the public that the command was fully committed to providing safe and secured environment before, during and after the Eid-el Fitr Sallah Celebration.
He urged them not to relent in providing useful information that may assist the command in promoting safety and security in the State please.
Meanwhile, the Bauchi Police Command's Anti kidnapping unit has arrested 50-year-old Yakubu Abdulhamid of Jebere village in Nabordo district of Toro LGA of Bauchi State.
The suspect and his gang are allegedly behind series of Kidnappings along Nabordo axis.
In addition to kidnappings, the suspect also mediate and negotiate ransom, dispose cows at a giveaway price and take the proceeds to his gang "on behalf of the victims".
"A search warrant was executed at his house and one fabricated revolver gun and cartridges as exhibits were recovered.
"The case is under investigation and efforts are ongoing to apprehend his accomplices and bring them to Justice please", he further stated.