The Bauchi State Police Command on Wednesday said its operatives arrested 11 suspected miscreants for wielding weapons in the wake of the announcement of the governorship election results in the state.
According to a statement made available to journalists by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, the suspects were arrested at different locations within the Bauchi metropolis.
Wakil said those arrested included six teenagers and five adults.
He said the arrests were carried out in line with 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 lead to the breakdown of law and order in the state.
The statement read, “Following 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 governorship and state assembly elections, 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 governorship and state assembly elections.
“Consequently, the crime prevention operations conducted across the state led to the arrest of 11 suspects on the alleged criminal conspiracy, thug and thuggery and being in possession of weapons. During the raid, the operatives retrieved 30 assorted weapons.
“The suspects arrested are: Uzaifa Abubakar aka Damo (18), Abdulmalik Hussaini aka Biri (18), Abdulmalik Suleiman aka Bluetooth (21), Usman Isyaku aka Kanzo (20), and 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.”
The police spokesman added that the suspects were arrested while allegedly disturbing public peace and order along Kobi Street, Fada Roundabout and Danjuma Goje area of Bauchi metropolitan.
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